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Carson Wentz cleared to play in Colts’ season opener

Wentz is a go for Week 1 after foot surgery one month ago.

Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz participated in full for Wednesday’s practice. With Wentz clearing the final hurdle, which never seemed in doubt with his quick recovery from foot surgery, he’s been named the Week 1 starter against the Seattle Seahawks.

Wentz was seen without a walking boot less than a week after surgery, and he was on the practice field two weeks later. Originally expected to be a 6-12 week recovery, Wentz improved at a rapid pace allowing him full-go for Sunday’s season opener at Lucas Oil Stadium.

This is a massive season for Wentz to prove he’s still a franchise quarterback following a disastrous close with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz’s arm strength and mobility should allow the Colts’ offense to look closer to 2018 with Andrew Luck, which will be a welcome sight for potential point production.

With Wentz ready to roll, Indianapolis will have an offense at near-full strength. Left tackle Eric Fisher has not been ruled out for Sunday, and Quenton Nelson also looks on track to suit up as well.

A lot of pressure is on Wentz to produce immediately for Indianapolis, and the first chapter will be written versus Seattle in Week 1.