ESPN’s Chris Mortensen: “Sooner Than Later on Carson Wentz”
When will Carson Wentz be ready to play?
That is the question that has been being asked since about the time he went down with a torn ACL/LCL back in Dec. vs the L.A. Rams.
With the Eagles winning their season opener over the Falcons, many felt the team might take their time and allow him more time to heal, while Nick Foles was leading the team.
A Ian Rapoport of NFL.com report came out last week, suggesting that Wentz could miss "several more weeks", but today, speaking on ESPN's NFL Countdown, Chris Mortensen suggests that Wentz could be back as early as Week 3.
"There is much more optimism that prevails then pessimism," Mortensen said on the show. "He hasn't been ruled out for Week 2, hasn't been cleared, I think the organizational sources I spoke to say they wouldn't be surprised if he's ready for Week 3."
Mortensen said that Wentz was used as a scout team QB for the team's preparation for the Falcons last week, getting bumped around and stepped on during practice.
'His GPS data is trending towards playing sooner, than later," Mortensen said. "The final piece of data is - can he protect himself."
"Sooner than later on Carson Wentz," Mortensen concluded.