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Sports Carson Wentz holding out hope he can play Sunday despite two sprained ankles

22:31  22 september  2021
22:31  22 september  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz said he 's "doing everything he can " to be able to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Doctors said they needed to monitor Wentz 's ankles for 48 hours. He appeared at the media availability without a boot on either foot, saying he was still sore, with the right ankle worse than the left. Coach Frank Reich said Wentz felt better Wednesday than he did Tuesday. “A lot of treatment," Wentz said.

Colts quarterback Carson Wentz 's status for Sunday 's game against the Titans is "too early to tell" Colts coach Frank Reich said. He had a front-row seat to backup Jacob Eason attempt to win the game only to throw an interception on his second pass and complete two of his five attempts. The Colts would go on to lose the game 27–24 and fell to 0– 2 on the season. Wentz finished with 247 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception, 37 rushing yards and completed 20 of his passes despite leaving early.

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said quarterback Carson Wentz will not practice Wednesday and did not participate in the team's walkthrough. An MRI confirmed sprains in both ankles. Right tackle Braden Smith (foot) also won't practice Wednesday.

Doctors said they needed to monitor Wentz's ankles for 48 hours. He appeared at the media availability without a boot on either foot, saying he was still sore, with the right ankle worse than the left. Coach Frank Reich said Wentz felt better Wednesday than he did Tuesday.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Greg Gaines (91) and Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp (24) on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. © Jenna Watson/IndyStar Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Greg Gaines (91) and Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp (24) on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

“A lot of treatment," Wentz said. "Throwing the kitchen sink at it trying to get healthy.

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Wentz 's more severe sprain occurred on his right ankle when he tried to scramble and was taken to the ground by Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald with less than eight minutes left in the game. Wentz didn't return after limping to the sideline and then throwing his helmet in frustration. The most alarming stat with Wentz is that he has been sacked six times and hit an additional 21 times in those two games. He has played a full season only twice since entering the NFL as the No. 2 overall pick in 2016.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz said he 's "doing everything he can " to be able to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

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"I know how badly I want to play, I know it’s a big divisional game. … I am doing everything I can to be out there, but at the end of the day it’s not my decision."

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The team doctors will determine if Wentz can play Sunday at Tennessee.

Reich said the team will prepare as if Wentz won't play but his status for the game has not been determined. Generally a player needs to practice by Friday to play but that is not a definitive determination.

Wentz sprained the left ankle in the third quarter and was grateful the right was only sprained after re-watching the play.

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Despite two sprained ankles , Colts quarterback Carson Wentz started and played every offensive snap in the loss to Tennessee on Sunday . Wentz finished 19-of-37 passing for 194 yards. He was sacked only twice, but Tennessee hit him 10 times throughout the contest. Via Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com, head coach Frank Reich said on Monday that Wentz came out OK from the game. And the hope is that Wentz will be able to practice on Thursday and Friday this week after he was limited on just Friday in Week Three. The Colts had quarterback Brett Hundley active as Wentz ’s

Carson Wentz ( sprained ankles ) returned in a limited capacity Friday, and coach Frank Reich said he could play Sunday versus the Titans. Wentz suffered the ankle sprains late in Indianapolis' 27-24 loss to the Rams, forcing the Colts to insert the inexperienced Eason while needing to drive the length of the field in less than three minutes. Eason threw an interception on his second pass attempt of the game. The Colts are staring at a potential 0-3 start to the season if they can't take down their division rival Sunday .

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Carson Wentz holding out hope he can play Sunday despite two sprained ankles

Long injury list leaves big questions for winless Colts .
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich is undeterred by the growing injury list. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz has two sprained ankles. 2020 All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson's streak of consecutive starts is in jeopardy because of a sprained right ankle. Linebacker Darius Leonard, also an All-Pro last season, has been slowed all season by, yes, an injured ankle. And Indy may be without right tackle Braden Smith for a third straight game because of a strained foot. Sure, it's making preparations for Sunday's game at Miami difficult, but Reich knows this is life in the NFL.

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