NFL Notebook: Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

NFL Notebook: Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

Wentz and Philly tried to tell everyone it was back spasms that were keeping him from starting, but it was refuted by a doctor before the true extent of the injury was reported. Improbable triumphs like Foles' don't usually occur twice in one career, Besides, this Eagles team isn't as strong as last year's.

Wentz saw his rookie season end early past year, following a torn ACL.

The team isn't certain when Wentz got hurt and Pederson said the injury developed over time. Plus, if anything, Foles has shown in his seven seasons in the National Football League, he can be a solid quarterback for just about anyone.

Given that three-month timetable, it seems highly unlikely Wentz will play again this season, especially with the 6-7 Eagles now a longshot to make the postseason. "[I'm not] answering any more questions about it". He missed practice on Wednesday before being limited the past two days. Whether or not Wentz will play has yet to be decided.

Deshaun Watson is Comeback Player of the Year candidate, while Nick Foles has once again replaced an injured Carson Wentz under center.

The fracture will fully heal if given sufficient time, the source said. The quarterback is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday night's game against the Rams in Los Angeles and is scheduled to travel with the team.

Though Mailtata hasn't played in any games this season, he did dress for three after Pederson said he wouldn't rule out using him as a running back in goal-line or other short-yardage situations.

"The fact that he doesn't need surgery on this is the best news that you could possibly have on anybody that has a stress fracture or a stress injury in this case", Pederson noted to ESPN.

"If we put him out there, there has to be 100 percent that there's no risk of anything further".

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