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Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, who was taken #2 overall in the 2016 NFL draft, is off to a rough start as it was announced on Saturday that he suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs in their opening preseason game.
#Eagles QB Carson Wentz suffered his hairline rib fracture on the second to last play. He can throw, he just has discomfort.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2016
Eagles hope to have Carson Wentz back before the end of the preseason.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2016
Head coach Doug Pederson said in his Saturday press conference that Wentz suffered the injury in the second-to-last play vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning’s practice. We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution, sent him for a CT scan after practice,” said Pederson. “The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason.”
This is the play where the injury occurred:
— Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) August 13, 2016