December 10, 2017.
That was the day the Eagles beat the Rams, 43-35. It was also the day that quarterback Carson Wentz’s 2017 season ended. A torn ACL would force him to miss the greatest playoff run in Philadelphia history, as his team would go on to win the organization’s first ever Super Bowl title.
Now, nine months later, it’s Wentz’s turn to once again be the starting quarterback.
Head coach Doug Pederson made the announcement official Monday that Wentz has been medically cleared and would return to the starting lineup on Sunday at home against the Colts.
“He’s excited, he’s ready,” Pederson said. “Our plan was in place, he understood it, he embraced that, and now he’s ready. He’s a guy that will be totally prepared. He comes in early, studies the tape. He’s going to be prepared mentally, now it’s just about the physical part taking over.”
Wentz shared his excitement on Twitter:
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) September 17, 2018
In January, Wentz shared with Sports Spectrum how he was able to connect closer to God despite suffering a season-ending knee injury.
“To know all the pain I’m going through and to think of what Jesus went through for me, it made me recognize a deeper level of love than I think I’ve ever really felt in a long time.”
The Eagles are currently 1-1 after beating Atlanta at home to open up the 2018 campaign, and then losing to Tampa Bay on Sunday, 27-21.
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