By Field Level Media
Last Updated: 15/04/19 10:04pm
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says the stress fracture in his back has not fully healed, but he still plans to be ready for the start of organised team activities next month.
“It’s still getting there,” Wentz told reporters on Monday when the Eagles began their voluntary offseason program. “Some of the stuff just takes time.
“That’s not really the main concern, it’s just kind of how I feel and I feel really good with where I’m at.”
Wentz, 26, was diagnosed with the injury in mid-December and missed Philadelphia’s last three regular-season games and both playoff contests.
He said he is taking things “week by week” and he has been cleared to run and throw some, but he declined to discuss specifics of his recovery.
The Eagles begin OTAs on May 21.
“That’s the goal. That’s the goal,” Wentz said. “But there really is no timetable, no rush. But I feel good with the progression I’ve been on.”
Wentz, who also missed the Eagles’ Super Bowl run in 2017 with a torn ACL, was asked to comment on concerns about his overall durability, which are greater entering 2019 because former backup Nick Foles joined Jacksonville in free agency.
“I get it. I get it,” Wentz said. “I’m looking forward to putting those behind me. I understand it’s a part of this league, it’s a physical league and things happen.
“Some of those things are out of my control and I look forward to putting that behind me.”
The No 2 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, Wentz is 23-17 through three seasons with 10,152 passing yards, 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.