Carson Wentz: Philadelphia Eagles QB undergoes knee surgery

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 13, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent surgery to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament on Wednesday, he confirmed via his Twitter account.

"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.

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.

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