PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Carson Wentz has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra after undergoing multiple tests on Thursday, according to reports.
The news comes just one day after it was announced Wentz would miss practice with "soreness" and "tightness" in his back.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported “a recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebrae that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues.”
Wednesday, the team said they were uncertain whether he could play when Philadelphia (6-7) visits the Los Angeles Rams (11-2) on Sunday night. Schefter reports there will be a continued evaluation to determine if the injury could worsen should Wentz continue to play.
A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebrae that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues, sources tell ESPN. There will be a continued evaluation to determine if continuing to play this year will make injury worse.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2018
Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles would start if Wentz can't play. Foles hasn't taken a snap since Week 2. Wentz tore two ligaments in his left knee last Dec. 10 and missed the first two games this season. Foles replaced him and led Philadelphia to its first NFL title since 1960.
Wentz has 3,074 yards passing, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has career highs in passer rating (102.2) and completion rate (69.6 percent). Wentz finished third in the NFL MVP voting last year.