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Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) to try rest, rehab before surgery option

Jul 28, 2021; Westfield, IN, United States; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) at Grand Park. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2021; Westfield, IN, United States; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) at Grand Park. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will rest his injured foot and go through a few days of rehabilitation before a decision is made about surgery, NFL Network reported Sunday.

NFL Network’s report said if the rehabilitation route works, Wentz could be ready to play in the season opener Sept. 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. If surgery ultimately is required, he would miss the start of the season at least.

Wentz, acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in an offseason trade after the retirement of Philip Rivers, left Thursday’s practice before it was completed. The Colts haven’t said anything about the severity of the injury.

Wentz, 28, has a history of injuries dating to his time at North Dakota State. With the Eagles, he suffered a rib fracture, torn ACL, back injury and concussion.

Jacob Eason ran the first-team offense to end Thursday’s practice and again Friday and Saturday. He was a fourth-round pick in 2020 out of Washington but has no NFL game experience.

The Colts signed quarterback Brett Hundley on Saturday. The 28-year-old will compete with 2021 sixth-round pick Sam Ehlinger (Texas) and undrafted free agent Jalen Morton for a roster spot.

Wentz was selected by the Eagles with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was 35-32-1 as a starter, but after a subpar 2020 season, the Eagles decided to turn to 2020 second-round draft pick Jalen Hurts this season.

In Philadelphia, Wentz completed 62.7% of his passes for 16,811 yards with 113 touchdowns and 50 interceptions.

–Field Level Media