Carson Wentz is out for the season with a torn ACL

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Terrible news for quarterback Carson Wentz, fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and exciting football: Wentz is done for the year.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news shortly after noon Monday:


Wentz was injured on a touchdown run in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He remained in for a few plays after the injury but later left the field. The Eagles almost immediately pronounced him out for the game, never a good sign when such a declaration comes so quickly.

Wentz is the latest name on a devastating list of injured NFL stars, including J.J. Watt, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Rodgers, Joe Thomas and too many more.

The loss of Wentz is a devastating blow to an Eagles team that had gone from worst to first, winning the NFC East and claiming the NFL’s first playoff slot. Backup Nick Foles, a onetime standout for the Eagles, will take over at quarterback. Philadelphia may be able to ride momentum to a first-round bye, but the road to the Super Bowl just got infinitely harder for the Eagles.

Carson Wentz is done for the year. (Getty)
Carson Wentz is done for the year. (Getty)

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