Carson Wentz injured both of his ankles in the Indianapolis Colts’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, and it has been widely assumed that he will miss at least one game. Perhaps that will not be the case.
Wentz was a surprise participant in practice on Friday, which puts him on track to play in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Wentz had not practiced this week prior to that, which is why the development was unexpected. The Colts gave Brett Hundley the majority of first-team reps in practice on Thursday, which many took as an indication that he could start in Week 3 over primary backup Jacob Eason.
One of the things that has held Wentz back throughout his career is his inability to stay on the field. A Philadelphia Eagles executive alluded to that with his harsh assessment of Wentz’s time with the team recently. Perhaps Wentz is prepared to play hurt to shake that reputation.
The Indianapolis Colts provided an announcement on Friday regarding the status of quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz got hurt in the preseason but recovered in time to play in Week 1. However, he injured his ankles in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams, putting his status for Week 3 in question.
Wentz did not practice the first few days of the week, however, he participated in Friday’s practice. That led the Colts to announce that Wentz will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
This is big for Indianapolis. As of Thursday, the word was there wasn’t much optimism surrounding Wentz’s status for Week 3. But by practicing on Friday, he made the possibility of playing on Sunday realistic.
If Wentz is unable to play, the Colts will decide between backup Jacob Eason, and practice squad quarterback Brett Hundley. Hundley got the majority of the first-team reps on Wednesday. Either Eason or Hundley would be a large downgrade at quarterback for the Colts against a divisional opponent.