Rib Injury to Keep Rookie QB Carson Wentz On the Sideline for Eagles Thursday

Carson Wentz

Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz won’t play in the Eagles preseason finale on Thursday cecause one of his ribs isn’t completely healed, Dave Zangaro of CSN Philadelphia reports.

According to coach Doug Pederson, a CT scan revealed that Wentz’s 10th rib on his right side is completely healed but the 11th is just at 60 percent.

When asked if that means Wentz won’t play, Pederson said, “If he’s 60 percent with that rib, probably not.”

The No. 2 overall pick hurt his ribs when he took a shot late in the first preseason game against the Bucs back on Aug. 11. He hasn’t practiced in full since then, but has worked out and went through a lengthy pregame workout on Saturday. Pederson said Wentz is still sore from Saturday’s workout.

For now, the plan is to continue to rehab Wentz by giving him more and more over time.

“Obviously, where we are this late in the process as far as training camp goes, it definitely hurts from a young quarterback standpoint, his position to fully grasp and understand the offense,” Pederson said. “But again, I just go back to what I see in the classroom, what I see off the field. His work habit here, his work ethic here, and just what he knows and what he understands.”

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