Carson Wentz left the Eagles game with a knee injury and it sounds ominous
Dec 10th 2017 8:42PM
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a left knee injury during a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
While the severity of the injury is not yet known, an ominous report from the sidelines has Philadelphia fans fearing the worst.
Before the injury, Wentz broke the Eagles’ single-season record for most touchdowns thrown with his 33rd touchdown pass of the year.
Eagles’ quarterback Carson Wentz left the Philadelphia sideline on Sunday after suffering a left knee injury.
The injury appeared to occur during a tackle as Wentz was diving towards the end zone in the third quarter. Wentz’s legs got tangled between those of the defenders, and the Eagles quarterback was a bit slow to get up.
While Wentz would go on to finish the series after his touchdown was called back due to a holding call, after the series he spoke with trainers on the sidelines and headed to the locker room shortly thereafter.
Carson Wentz through his career
AMES, IA – AUGUST 30: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the North Dakota State Bison throws the ball in the second half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Ames, Iowa. North Dakota State defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)
January 9, 2016: North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz (11) celebrates after a touchdown during the FCS Championship game against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Toyota Stadium in Frisco Texas (Photo by Mikel Galicia/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Mikel Galicia/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 25: Quarterback Carson Wentz #17 of North Dakota State speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 28: (L-R) Carson Wentz of the North Dakota State Bison holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles calls an audible at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on August 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Buccaneers 17-9. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
AUGUST 11, 2016: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) rolls out as he looks for an open receiver during the third quarter of the NFL preseason game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 09: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles hands the ball off to Darren Sproles #43 during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 9, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
16 October 2016: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is congratulated by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) following the game at FedEx Field, in Landover, MD. where the Washington Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 30: Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz (11) on the field prior to a NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 30, 2016, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by Ray Carlin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 11: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) rolls out to pass during the game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 11, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 11: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles listens on the sidelines against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Redskins won 27-22. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 03: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl LI Radio Row at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM )
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 24: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs onto the field prior to the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on August 24, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with teammates Alshon Jeffery #17 and Torrey Smith #82 against of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on September 17, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 12: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 23: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on October 23, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Discover More Like This
BACK TO SLIDE
Erin Andrews would later report from the sidelines that the injury was to Wentz’s left knee, and that he would not return to the game. She also said that while the severity of the injury was not yet known, “as I was standing back by that Eagles locker room, all that support staff that was with Carson Wentz was just shaking their heads.”
You can watch a clip of that sideline report below.
Shortly after, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that according to his sources, the Eagles are concerned that Wentz tore his left ACL.
Wentz’s absence comes during a crucial game, with the Eagles and Rams facing off with the top spot in the NFC on the line. So far this year, Wentz has put together what many consider an MVP-worthy season, and just before he left the sideline he had thrown for his 33 touchdown of the season, setting a new single-season record for Eagles’ quarterbacks.
The best touchdown celebrations of the 2017 NFL season
Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown by playing a game of “duck duck goose” with teammates. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Le’Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers shows that he does, indeed, lift, bro.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce held a potato sack race to celebrate a touchdown.
Score a touchdown, then take a seat in the stands. Not bad, Robby Anderson.
Devonta Freeman dabbled in a different sport after one TD.
JuJu Smith-Schuster had his bike stolen. Here he is celebrating a 97-yard touchdown by locking up his bike.
JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a 31-yard touchdown reception by playing hide and seek with Antonio Brown #84 and other teammates. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Sometimes the Eagles’ baseball celebration doesn’t go quite as planned …
May Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots never die.
Discover More Like This
BACK TO SLIDE
SEE ALSO: LeSean McCoy scores walk-off TD to play hero for Bills in wild finish to ‘Snow Bowl’