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Report: Colts “brace for possible surgery” for Carson Wentz

Indianapolis’ signal caller reportedly suffered the setback at the end of Thursday’s practice.

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Carson Wentz of the Indianapolis Colts on the field during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp at Grand Park on July 29, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana.
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UPDATE: Wentz’s foot injury reportedly involves a “bone and a ligament” according to NFL reporter Mike Silver. That’s pretty vague, but Silver adds that the team and Wentz are bracing for “possible surgery.” This isn’t good news, but we still need more information before we contemplate any kind of timeline for his recovery.

The Indianapolis Colts will be without Carson Wentz indefinitely after the quarterback suffered a foot injury at the end of Thursday’s practice, according to Adam Schefter and Mike Wells. Wentz is undergoing further testing for the injury.

The Colts will turn to Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger in the event Wentz misses game action. Eason took starter reps in Friday’s practice, according to Schefter. The Colts are expected to be contenders in the AFC South after a 11-5 campaign last season, but Wentz’s status is now a big question mark. He was attempting to re-discover his MVP form under former offensive coordinator and current head coach Frank Reich. Last season, Wentz threw for 2,620 yards with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions over 12 games.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Colts are +1400 to win the AFC and +2800 to win the Super Bowl. If Wentz misses extended time, expect those numbers to go up.