By Jason Patterson | USA
Six weeks ago, Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending injury to his left knee in a close win against the Rams. However, the Eagles have still managed to punch their ticket to the Superbowl! But it now appears his injury might be more serious.
At the time, it was believed that Wentz had only suffered a torn ACL, but he has revealed in an interview on Friday that he also tore his LCL during the Eagles’ 43-35 win over Los Angeles.
During the interview, he said that “After we went in there and everything, it was actually the ACL and the LCL but I’m still feeling confident with it. The rehab — it’s the same type of progression and everything. It’s gone great so far.”
This is the first interview or media appearance Wentz has made sense he suffered the injury on the tenth of October.
Despite the fact that his injury was worse than anyone originally thought, Wentz doesn’t believe that will affect his recovery timeline.
“I don’t think so,” Wentz said, via NBC Philadelphia. “I think, again, I’m very confident in talking with trainers and everything that the rehab schedule doesn’t change a whole lot. It’s just something we have to be careful with. I’m feeling confident with it and I said it in the video I posted right after the injury. I 100 percent believe I’ll be back better than ever, stronger than ever, with no looking back.”
“My goal is to be out there Week 1,” Wentz said. “The timetable stuff, I wish I knew just as much as you guys wish you knew. It’s just such a fluid process, and we’ll just see what happens.”
On top of all this, the NFL.com also reported in mid-December that Wentz also had a partially torn IT [iliotibial] band and that he had to have some meniscus damage cleaned up during his Dec. 13 surgery.
Despite when he gets back, he’s made one thing clear, he won’t change his playing style. Wentz made it clear on Friday that he’s going to continue to play quarterback the way he’s played it his entire life.
“I am who I am. Injuries happen. Injuries aren’t going to change me,” Wentz said, via ESPN.com. “Obviously you guys want to talk about, ‘Are you learning to protect yourself?’ We … talked about that all season long, and that will continue to grow and develop, but as far as playing aggressive and being the player that I am, I won’t change.”
For now, Wentz is going to be on the bench cheering his beloved team along as they face the Patriots in the Superbowl!
Image from SB Nation.