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Reports: Eagles Wentz on track for Week 3 return

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17 Sep 2018, 03:38 GMT+10

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is on pace to return in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.

The Eagles have been cautious with Wentz, who sustained a torn ACL and LCL against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 10. He has yet to be medically cleared.

Nick Foles has been under center for the Eagles, leading them to six wins in seven contests -- including Super Bowl LII -- heading into Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

Because of concerns of Wentz's recovery, Philadelphia wisely restructured Foles' contract during the offseason to provide a reliable backup option.

Wentz was considered the front-runner for league MVP honors before the injury and had to watch Foles guide the Eagles to a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

The 25-year-old Wentz threw for 33 touchdowns in 2017 to move past Sonny Jurgensen for the most in a single season in franchise history, a record that stood since 1961. Wentz completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards with just seven interceptions in 13 games in 2017.

For his two-year career, Wentz has 49 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions.

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