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Carson Wentz speaks publicly for first time since suffering season-ending injury

“I will come back stronger than ever”

On Monday evening, Carson Wentz spoke publicly for the first time since suffering a torn ACL in the Philadelphia Eagles’ win over the Los Angeles Rams. He shared a video message via his official Twitter account. Watch below.

Here’s a transcript.

What’s up, everybody?

Obviously, it’s been a rough, rough day for me personally. I’m not going to lie. I have a ton of faith in the Lord and in his plan, but at the end of the day it’s still been a tough one. And it will be tough on me for a little bit, but as I kind of just reflect tonight, I just know the Lord’s working through it. I know Jesus has a plan through it. I know he’s trying to grow me in something, teach me something, use me somehow, some way, this will just be a great testimony as I go forward. Maybe not all of you out there are Christians or followers of Jesus, but I can say with 100% confidence that, as a follower of Jesus, I have the utmost confidence in his plan. His plan is perfect. If life was — if we got everything we wanted in life, it would be a disaster. I know Jesus is up there looking down and he knows what he’s doing. So I’m just going to surrender that to him and trust him in that.

But I can promise to everybody, all my fans out there in the Philly area and the North Dakota area, all across this country, that this will not stop me. Going forward, I will come back stronger than ever. I will use this as motivation. And I will be attacking it, this whole process as I recover.

But at the end of the day, this year, we still have something special. We just clinched the NFC East. That was Step 1 of our goals this season. We’re just continuing on from there. I will be with the team along the way. I will be supporting them. I have the utmost confidence in Nick [Foles] and the coaching staff and everybody else that they’ll step up. We’ve been plagued with injuries all year long. It’s just been the Next Man Up mentality. And that’s just going to continue. That’s going to continue. Nick’s going to do an amazing job and lead this team now, and I’m going to be there to support and help in whatever way I can.

But again, I just want to say ‘thank you.’ I tweeted out yesterday ‘thanks for for all the thoughts and prayers’. And I genuinely mean that. The phone calls, the text messages, the emails, the tweets … everything from everybody out there, it just means the world to me. It’s so humbling to know how many people are praying for me and lifting me up and encouraging me It means the world.

And again, I appreciate it. God bless all of you.

I promise this will not stop me and I will come back stronger than ever.

Carson Wentz, baby. He really IS our baby.

There isn’t a player the Eagles could more proud to call their quartebrack.

Get well soon, No. 11.