"Surgery (check) the comeback officially begins now! The Lord truly blessed me with this beautiful young lady to walk by my side and support me through all of this! #comeback #grateful," Wentz tweeted along with a picture of him and girlfriend Melissa Uhrich from his hospital bed.
Wentz is looking at about a nine-month recovery from the injury. The 24-year-old, who was considered an NFL MVP candidate this season, was injured Sunday in the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
Wentz was hurt as he took a big hit on a third-quarter touchdown run that was called back because of a penalty. He came up limping after absorbing multiple hits on the run but stayed in the game and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery four plays later to give the Eagles the lead.
Surgery ✔️ the comeback officially begins now! The Lord truly blessed me with this beautiful young lady to walk by my side and support me through all of this! #comeback #grateful pic.twitter.com/enMa1B8dyb— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 14, 2017
Wentz threw for 33 touchdowns this year to move past Sonny Jurgensen for the most in a single season in franchise history, a record that stood since 1961. Wentz completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards with just seven interceptions in 13 games in 2017.
For his two-year career, he has 49 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions.
Nick Foles is the Eagles' quarterback in Wentz's absence. Foles completed 6 of 10 passes for 42 yards Sunday.