Colts defender Carson Wentz to undergo foot surgery after injury at training camp on Thursday; Indianapolis traded two drafts to the Philadelphia Eagles for Wentz earlier this offseason.
The team announced that Indianapolis Colts defender Carson Wentz has undergone foot surgery following a training injury.
“We are obviously optimistic and hope we can get involved in this,” Reich told the team’s website.
It was widely reported that Wentz was injured on Thursday and was forced to miss Friday and Saturday training camps.
Jacob Eason, selected in the fourth round of 2020, will be the starter. Sam Elinger, Brett Hundley and Jalen Morton are other defenders on the list.
In March, the Colts traded a 2021 third round pick and a 2022 second round conditional pick (which could be the first) in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles behind Wentz in March.
According to coach Reich, QB Carson Wentz will undergo leg surgery.
– Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 2, 2021
The 28-year-old was selected by the Eagles as the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and started off confidently, leading them to an 11-2 record in 2017 before he was injured. The Eagles won the Super Bowl with Nick Fowles as quarterback and Reich as offensive coordinator.
However, Wentz fell short of 2017 levels, missed five games in 2018 and was injured in the postseason in 2019.
He was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league in 2020 – with 16 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and a 72.8 quarterback rating – but was given a fresh start in Indianapolis.