When Carson Wentz left Sunday’s win over the Rams late in the third quarter with a knee injury and was announced out for the remainder of the game, Eagles fans immediately became concerned for the worst. Sadly, as reports rolled in after the game, those concerns were legitimized and on Monday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed the worst, announcing Wentz was done for the season after tearing his ACL.
Wentz went down after diving into the end zone on a scramble that was ultimately negated for a holding call. He stayed in the game and threw a touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal just a few plays later, but would not return to the game.
Wentz hobbled to the locker room where team officials became concerned he had torn his ACL because it was loose, and the MRI confirmed that was the case. The Eagles, who locked up the NFC East division title with Sunday’s win will now head to the playoffs with Nick Foles at the helm, who played well in the fourth quarter against the Rams, but is in no way the dynamic playmaker Wentz proved to be over the course of this second season.
Making matters worse is the possibility that Wentz’s injury could keep him out well into next season, as the injury happened so late in the year.