Carson Wentz’s knee injury is worrisome and according to an orthopedic surgeon he may not be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season.
Via CBS Philly:
NovaCare Dr. John Kelly — an orthopedic surgeon and Director, Shoulder sports medicine as well as Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Orthopedic — isn’t so optimistic. Dr. Kelly, who admittedly has no inside knowledge of the situation, believes Wentz’s injury requires a nine to 11 month recovery.
“This is an ACL plus 2,” Dr. Kelly told the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday. “This is an RG3 equivalent folks. This is worrisome. Now, his good news, he had a very good surgeon — Dr. James Bradley. He’s going to have good therapy virtue of NovaCare. He’s a man of faith, which is important to me too. This guy is an excellent patient. But I think his timeline is very, very optimistic.
“The meter has changed from ACL recovery from six months to nine months. This is an ACL plus, at least, two ligaments. If he tore the LCL, which was wrote in the press – that’s wrong.
“What I saw in the video, he had at least three ligaments on the outside of the knee damaged. That’s requires reconstruction, that’s a long rehab. And if it were my patient, I’d be thinking nine, 10, or even 11 months.”
Nobody wants to hear their QB be compared to RG3, especially when it comes to a knee injury.
The Eagles might want to keep Nick Foles around, just in case Wentz isn’t ready for the start of the season. He is a Super Bowl MVP after all.