NFL: Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz to undergo foot surgery today
- Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said Carson Wentz would undergo a surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot
- Wentz has been given a recovery timeline of 5 to 12 weeks after the surgery
- Wentz could miss the start of the new NFL season
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich revealed on Monday that the team quarterback Carson Wentz would undergo a surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot on Monday itself.
According to Riech, Wentz has been given a recovery timeline of 5 to 12 weeks after the surgery which means he could miss the start of the new NFL season.
"The 5-12 week spectrum is real. We don't know," the coach said.
Reich revealed that according to the doctors, Wentz had an injury dating back to his high school days and overtime, the broken bone-which would be removed in Monday's surgery- became loose to cause pain.
The decision to undergo surgery came a day after the Colts Quarterback planned to give rest and rehab a shot instead of a surgery. Less than 24 hours later, Wentz reversed course. The quarterback suffered the injury Thursday last week and met with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to determine the course of action, NFL.com reported.
The Colts got hold of Wentz in a trade deal this offseason with the Philadelphia Eagles. In exchange, the Colts gave a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional 2nd-round pick to Philadelphia. The conditions of the 2022 draft pick becoming a first-rounder depends on Wentz playing 75% of the Colts games in the 2021 season or playing 70% of the games and the Colts making their way into the playoffs. The full 12 weeks window would put a first-round pick being sent the Eagles' way in jeopardy.