Report: Wentz had back fracture before he played at NDSU
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back when he was a redshirt freshman at North Dakota State, ESPN reported Wednesday.
The injury occurred during his childhood and was completely healed before he got to college, a league source told ESPN. The source also said that injury is not related to Wentz's current malady, a fractured vertebra that could sideline him for the rest of the season.
The Philadelphia Daily News reported that Wentz's medical report, given to teams at the NFL Scouting Combine before the 2016 NFL Draft, referred to a healed stress fracture in his back. It did not affect his draft status, as the Eagles selected him No. 2 overall.
Wentz has been characterized as "week-to-week" by Eagles coach Doug Pederson after a CT scan last week revealed the current fracture.
He has started 11 games this season, completing a career-high 69.6 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will make his second straight start (fourth of the season) when Philadelphia (7-7) plays host to the Houston Texans (10-4) on Sunday.