According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is planning on ‘resting and rehabbing’ his injured foot the next few days before potentially electing for surgery—if necessary:
#Colts QB Carson Wentz plans to try to rest and rehab his foot injury over the next few days, source said, rather than have immediate surgery. If all goes well, Week 1 is in play. If it doesn’t improve, the answer may be surgery.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2021
Now, this situation remains entirely fluid, and if Wentz’s injured foot doesn’t show some improvement through rest and rehab, then surgery is presumably the next option.
The new Colts’ starting quarterback felt a ‘twinge’ in his foot during Thursday’s practice and then experienced considerable pain a day later—which kept him out of Friday’s practice.
Wentz reportedly is consulting renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who’s highly regarded among NFL circles. Anderson was expected to review Wentz’s scans earlier this weekend, and that’s likely already taken place now.
The initial determination may not be conclusive given that there’s still some deliberation between electing for ‘rest and rehab’ right now or surgery all together.
In the meantime, second-year quarterback Jacob Eason has been taking the first-team offense snaps in training camp practices in Wentz’s absence—while the Colts just signed Brett Hundley for veteran insurance and extra depth at the position.
While Wentz’s injury isn’t expected to be season-ending at this juncture, it’s sounding like it’ll keep him out at least the next few weeks (i.e., all of preseason) and potentially carry over into at least the initial start of the regular season.