Carson Wentz Tears ACL as Eagles win NFC East
CONFIRMED: Doug Pederson updated the media today with news that Carson Wentz has torn his ACL. Wentz is out for the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery in the near future.
Philadelphia, PA – The Eagles have been absolutely snakebitten by injury this year. Throughout the season Philadelphia has lost stud MLB Jordan Hicks, explosive RB and punt returner Darren Sproles and future Hall of Famer OT Jason Peters. Despite these losses, Philadelphia had overcome adversity in spectacular fashion time and time again. Mostly because of one man’s ability to make everyone around him better. Eagles fan dream of a parade down Broad St. and their favorite players in Midnight Green hoisting the elusive Lombardi Trophy may have come to a screeching halt. All await more news and the dread headlines: Carson Wentz Tears ACL.
As Wentz walked to the lockerroom fans had no idea of the news to come shortly after. Later, reports of coaches leaving the medical room shaking their heads surfaced. That paired with Wentz officially ruled “Out” for the remainder sent chills down the spine of Philadelphia diehards.
The Lachman Test is used to test specifically for ligament damage to the need. While not 100% or able to diclose severity, the test is highly accurate in its ability to diagnose tears. MediSavvy even went as far as saying “This procedure [Lachman Test] is considered the gold standard for the evaluation of anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate knee ligament (PCL) damage”.
Can Nick Foles show flashes of his former heyday in Philadelphia? Second, Is the Defense good enough to win games own their efforts alone? As the team and fans await more news, coaches, players and now Nick Foles have to begin game planning for their east coast return against the New York Giants.