Carson Wentz injury update: Colts QB will start Week 1 against Seahawks

Written By Jake Aferiat
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Carson Wentz will be starting under center for the Colts in Week 1.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday that Indianapolis coach Frank Reich said the team's big offseason acquisition will be the starter when the team faces off against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Wentz underwent a procedure to remove a bone in his foot Aug. 2 that was expected to sideline him for up to 12 weeks, as first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport..

MORE: Why the Eagles should hope Carson Wentz recovers quickly from latest injury

Wentz, who missed four games during the 2020 season and has played all 16 games just twice since being drafted second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, had previously said that the decision whether he plays Week 1 "is gonna be up to the doctors, for sure." He had added that part of that evaluation will including ensuring that his injury doesn't get any worse.

The Colts wasted no time in hyping up the star quarterback's returning early in the preseason, hinting that he could be on his way to suiting up for Week 1.

The 28-year old arrived in Indianapolis via trade with Philadelphia in the offseason as part of a deal which sent a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick to the Eagles, with the Eagles receiving a first round pick if Wentz plays 70% of the snaps for the Colts and leads the team to the playoffs.

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