Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been one of the best stories of the 2017 NFL season. The young quarterback has been phenomenal in his second season, leading Philadelphia to a 10-2 record.
Wentz was having another tremendous game against the Rams on Sunday in a shootout with the likewise surprisingly good Rams, throwing for 291 yards and four touchdowns through three quarters. However, just prior to his fourth touchdown pass, Wentz took a massive shot to his knee diving for a touchdown that was negated by a penalty. He stayed in the game for two more plays, but then left for the locker room and the Eagles announced shortly after he would not return to the game with a knee injury.
Here’s the hit that forced Wentz to the locker room and out for the remainder of the game.
You can see Wentz’s knee take a hard hit and then he gets landed on as he goes to the ground. It’s incredible that he was able to stay in the game for the rest of the series and threw an incredible touchdown (with an amazing catch by Alshon Jeffery) on 4th-and-goal shortly after.
Nick Foles was forced into action for the remainder of the fourth quarter in Wentz’s place. The immediate reaction from the Eagles, as reported by Fox’s Erin Andrews, was not positive.
Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported later in the evening that the Eagles feared Wentz had torn the ACL in his left knee which would be a disaster for the Eagles and an extremely disappointing and sad end to Wentz’s season.
We will update when an official diagnosis is given.