Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (back) will not play Sunday against the Rams. On Saturday, the team downgraded Wentz from doubtful to out on its injury report.
Update: QB Wentz (back) has been ruled out. https://t.co/tZTbAq0Eov
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 15, 2018
Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters Friday that Wentz was dealing with a stress injury and the expected recovery is three months.
“This thing has evolved over time, and it requires zero surgery to heal,” Pederson said.
Philadelphia had no further comment Saturday, and it was not known if Wentz could return this season, although that prospect appears doubtful.
ESPN reported Thursday that Wentz has a fractured vertebra.
The injury first came to light Wednesday when Pederson revealed Wentz would miss practice because of back spasms, according to the team’s website.
The Eagles will now turn to backup quarterback Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory last season after Wentz went down with a torn ACL in Week 14 against the Rams.
Carson Wentz has been officially ruled out for tomorrow night’s game against the Rams.
Nick Foles is back. pic.twitter.com/kx6YCDOdcq
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 15, 2018
The Eagles are 6-7, second in the NFC East and two games behind the Cowboys with three games to play. The Eagles’ final two regular-season games are against the Texans and Redskins.