While multiple reports indicate Carson Wentz tore his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season, it looks like all hope is not lost. Here’s an interesting tidbit from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The #Eagles believe QB Carson Wentz injured his ACL today vs #Rams, but initial tests don’t definitively show a complete tear, sources say. MRI tomorrow will tell the story. They’re not giving up hope.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 11, 2017
In addition to this, @ProFootballDoc had the following to say in a Periscope video.
“The [Carson Wentz injury] video on Twitter and otherwise, I do not see the step where he tears his ACL. It’s very unusual to tear your ACL mid-air like on the dive when he he’s crunched between two players. So there leaves a little room for hope. Yes, it’s concerning when he’s walking off the field when you see that knee buckle […] So, yeah, fearing the worst but there’s a slight glimmer of hope with Carson Wentz. We’ll see. I go by video, I don’t go by sources, and I don’t see it on the video. It could be we just miss it, it could be I’m missing it, it could be the video misses it, but a little bit of hope.”
Also more info in this San Diego Union Tribune article.
Before you get your hopes up too much, it’s necessary we revisit this tweet from earlier this season.
#Eagles LT Jason Peters will have an MRI, but prior to the test, belief is he tore his MCL, I’m told. No ACL, no break. Potential good news.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2017
A couple hours after this tweet, it was revealed that Peters did indeed suffer an ACL injury and was out for the season. So. Yeah.
Maybe it’ll be different this time, but that’s probably just wishful thinking.
We’ll find out more on Monday when Wentz arrives back in Philadelphia.