Eagles officially rule Carson Wentz out against LA Rams

Ed Benkin
December 15, 2018 - 11:33 am
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What a pain in the lower back. 

The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced Saturday that starting quarterback Carson Wentz will not play against the Los Angeles Rams. 

In a tweet, the Eagles said, "Update: QB Wentz (back) has been ruled out." 

On Friday, head coach Doug Pederson was finally able to confirm reports that Wentz had been suffering from a back injury. 

Pederson did say rest rather than surgery will result in a complete recovery.

"Here's what I can confirm," said Pederson. "He has a stress injury. This thing has evolved over time and it requires zero surgery to heal."

Pederson began fielding questions about the history of the injury and how long Wentz has been dealing with a back problem. The coach said he did not believe the details needed to be aired out in public and that it was an "in-house" decision.  

However, the questions kept coming, and an agitated Pederson lashed out with a raised voice at the media.

"He has a stress injury that's evolved over time and he requires no surgery," barked Pederson. "I'm not asking or answering any more questions about it. We're playing the Rams in two days if you guys haven't figured this out. He's listed as questionable, and that's the way it is."

Pederson experienced a back injury as a player but said the injury Wentz has is different than the one he dealt with during his playing days. 

We can expect all eyes will now be on the 2017 Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles, once again. 

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KYW Newsradio's Ed Benkin and Kevin Wright contributed to this report.