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Carson Wentz’s injury puts the Eagles getting the Colts’ first-round pick in doubt

Wentz could miss up to 12 weeks.

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Things are going from bad to worse on the Carson Wentz injury front. Following a foot injury in training camp practice for the Colts last week, Wentz will undergo surgery, which could cause him to miss as many as 12 weeks of football:

Removing a bone from someone’s foot sounds incredibly painful and the type of injury you’d see from an NBA big man. Wentz just can’t seem to stay away from the injury bug.

It was said that Wentz may have tried for a “rest and rehab” approach following the injury, but that’s no longer the case. What may be even more worrisome to Wentz and the Colts is that this appears to be an injury that’s bothered him for nearly a decade:

Besides the obvious interest Eagles fans have in this Wentz situation given his time in Philly, this has legitimate effects on the Birds’ future.

With the conditions on the draft pick the Eagles received in return from the Colts when they traded him to Indianapolis, Wentz missing serious time could prevent the Birds from getting a first-round pick. As a reminder, here are the conditions that would allow the Eagles to get Indy’s first-round selection:

  • Wentz plays at least 75 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2021
  • Wentz plays at least 70 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps AND the Colts make the playoffs in 2021

With a tough early schedule that sees the Colts playing the Seahawks, Rams, Titans, Dolphins and Ravens in the first five weeks of the season, Indy could be in a huge hole by the time Wentz returns.

Eagles fans may need to get used to saying that they have two first-round picks in 2022 rather than three with the unlucky start Wentz has had in Indianapolis.