Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had a separate stress fracture in his back that was discovered while he was redshirting during his freshman year at North Dakota State, a league source told ESPN.

Wentz’s medical report, given to teams at the NFL scouting combine prior to the 2016 draft, referred to a healed stress fracture in his back, the Philadelphia Daily News first reported. 

The current stress fracture was discovered following a CT scan last Tuesday, according to Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

Wentz is expected to make a full recovery, although Pederson said it “could be three months” before that happens. 

The entire picture makes it difficult to believe that he’ll be on the field again this season, but, again, the Eagles have not officially ruled him out for anything.

If he had pre existing back issues, this could spell trouble for Wentz long term. 

Back issues never seem to go away.