Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the worst possible news, which is that Carson Wentz tore his ACL on Sunday.
He’ll miss the remainder of the season and will need surgery to repair his left knee.
Doug Pederson: #Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a torn ACL. His season is over.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 11, 2017
Wentz injured his knee diving into the end zone when he got sandwiched between two Los Angeles Rams defenders (watch here). However, the Eagles believe his injury occurred right before that hit.
#Eagles coach Doug Pederson says watching the film, they believe the ACL was torn before the contact. The step before the hit.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2017
He ended up having his touchdown wiped off the board due to a holding penalty but did throw a touchdown before exiting the game for good. He finished the game with 291 yards and four touchdowns passing, and the Eagles clinched the NFC East with the 43-35 win over Los Angeles.
Wentz finishes the season with 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He was a legitimate MVP candidate all year and was a huge reason why the Eagles have lost only two games.
Nick Foles will now be the starter for the Eagles going forward.
Doug Pederson on can the Eagles overcome losing Wentz for the season: pic.twitter.com/mjs8xGQVl3
— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) December 11, 2017