Carson Wentz Has ‘stress' Fracture in Back, Needs 3 Month Recovery

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on Friday confirmed starting quarterback Carson Wentz does have a stress fracture in his back. 

Pederson called the injury one that "has evolved over time" and will not require surgery. The injury will heal on its own. 

Even though Wentz will officially be listed as questionable for Sunday's game, the full length of recovery is expected to be around three months and he expects a full recovery. 

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Wentz will travel to LA with the team, despite the long flight, but Pederson said the team wouldn't put Wentz out there if there's risk of future injury. It seems obviously very likely that Nick Foles will start on Sunday. 

While Wentz first appeared on the injury report with a back injury in October, a scan on Tuesday picked up the fracture. Pederson would not say when the injury first occurred. 

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