UPDATE #2: The broadcast announced — and the team confirmed — after halftime that Carson Wentz will NOT return against the Seahawks.
Injury Update: QB Carson Wentz has been downgraded to out.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 5, 2020
UPDATE: It doesn’t look good for Wentz returning against the Seahawks.
Sal Paolantonio reports that Carson Wentz’s wife has been escorted to Eagles locker area.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 5, 2020
Once Wentz was removed from medical tent to locker room for further concussion testing, it raised level of concern for @Eagles.
It’s a medical decision. No official word yet.
Injury Update: QB Carson Wentz is being evaluated for a head injury and is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 5, 2020
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.
Come on with this. ( AP Photo/Julio Cortez) pic.twitter.com/qwVjWf74Bl— Travis Hughes (@_travishughes) January 5, 2020
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.