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Carson Wentz suffers head injury in Eagles vs. Seahawks playoff game [UPDATE]


NFL: NFC Wild Card-Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE #2: The broadcast announced — and the team confirmed — after halftime that Carson Wentz will NOT return against the Seahawks.

UPDATE: It doesn’t look good for Wentz returning against the Seahawks.

Early in the first quarter against the Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz went into the locker room with a head injury.

Wentz was tackled early on from behind and suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jadeveon Clowney that pushed the QB’s head into the ground. Wentz finished the drive, but eventually was evaluated before retreating to the locker room.

But, was it a dirty hit? Yes. Yes, it was.

Josh McCown took his spot on the field with less than two minutes left in the first quarter. Nate Sudfeld is inactive so Greg Ward is McCown’s backup.

This was Wentz’s first career playoff start after missing the past two seasons with injuries, so you’d have to imagine that if he’ll do anything he can to get back on the field. He was 1-of-4 for 3 yards before being sidelined.

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