Update: Head coach Frank Reich said Wentz suffered an ankle injury and tried to return, but “there was no chance” as his ankle stiffened up.
Frank Reich says Carson Wentz “rolled his ankle up pretty good” but doesn’t have much further in terms of specifics. Adds Wentz tried to go back in but “there was no chance.” Stiffened up pretty quickly.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) September 19, 2021
Carson Wentz hobbling and Jacob Eason warming up.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2021
Wentz was having a good day against the Rams, going 20/31 for 247 yards with one touchdown and one interception prior to the injury. He did get sacked three times against LA’s vaunted defensive line. The Rams could’ve had more sacks if Wentz didn’t show good mobility.
Eason got work in the preseason when Wentz was sidelined due to an injury and COVID protocols. The former Georgia and Washington product is capable of throwing the ball well, but struggles with accuracy and could be in for a long day against a tough Rams defense.
In Week 1, Wentz was solid with 251 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. His production this season has been stellar, and it appears a reunion with Frank Reich has served the quarterback well.