Eagles’ Carson Wentz Out for the Season With Torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the regular season and the postseason, coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday.

Wentz suffered the injury in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Rams and underwent an MRI on Monday morning.

Pederson also confirmed that Nick Foles, who replaced Wentz on Sunday, will be the first-place Eagles’ starting quarterback.

Wentz came up limping after absorbing multiple hits on a touchdown run that was negated by a holding penalty in the third quarter. He stayed in the game for the remainder of the drive, which he capped with a fourth-down touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery that gave the Eagles the lead.

The Eagles (11-2), who clinched the NFC East title with Sunday’s victory in Los Angeles, have overcome several key injuries and now have to move forward without their most indispensable player.

Nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters, return specialist/running back Darren Sproles, star linebacker Jordan Hicks and special-teams captain Chris Maragos already went down for the season.

Pederson noted his team’s resiliency this season and stressed that the Eagles fans should not “lose faith.” He also said that the Eagles signed Foles this past offseason “for situations like this.”

“If there’s ever an opportunity for me to rally the troops as the football coach, now might be the time,” Pederson said. “You can’t lose faith. This has been a resilient football team all season long.”

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SOURCE: ESPN

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