Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will not be able to finish their Week 14 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Wentz appeared to have run in a touchdown late in the third quarter but got sandwiched by two Rams’ defenders in the process and the score was later nullified. He remained in the game and threw a touchdown pass to Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Wentz then went into the medical tent, and the Fox Sports’ broadcast showed him jogging into the locker room. The Eagles have announced that Wentz will not be returning to the game because of a knee injury.
#Eagles Injury Update: QB Carson Wentz (knee) will not return.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 11, 2017
Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews said that it is a left knee injury, and also that she saw the Eagles’ support staff members in the locker room with Wentz all walk out shaking their heads.
The Eagles have been the best team in the NFL for most of the 2017 season. However, they have run into a tough spot in their schedule with two consecutive West Coast road games against top competition.
They lost against the Seahawks in Week 13 and are down 35-31 against the Rams early in the fourth quarter.
Wentz is in his second year in the NFL and is a legitimate MVP candidate. Not only was he quarterbacking the team with the best record in the league, but also threw for 33 touchdown passes and only 7 interceptions.
Through three quarters against the Rams, Wentz had thrown for 291 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception. Nick Foltz came in to replace Wentz.