On Wednesday, it was reported that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had issues with back spasms and would miss Wednesday afternoon's practice session and later, would also miss Sunday night's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.
An MRI scan on Wednesday on Wentz's back was also deemed to be inconclusive, but the third-year QB underwent more testing on Thursday with a CT scan, and the results came back with a little more concerning news than what was first thought. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the scan revealed a fractured vertebra in Wentz's back.
A recent CT scan on Carson Wentz’s back revealed a fractured vertebrae that, if allowed time to rest, would fully heal without further expected issues, sources tell ESPN. There will be a continued evaluation to determine if continuing to play this year will make injury worse.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 13, 2018
The plan at this point would be for the Eagles to start Nick Foles at quarterback on Sunday night against the Rams with Wentz's status for the remainder of the season being unknown.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Eagles had performed CT scans on Wentz throughout the season, but "none revealed the fracture until now."
Rapoport added that with "no surgery necessary," no determination has been made on whether the Eagles would place Wentz on injured reserve, "but they won’t put him at risk. Looking more likely we’ll next see him in '19."
It's unknown of when Wentz suffered the injury, but if the team had Wentz undergoing tests for quite a while, it almost makes you wonder how long Wentz had a fractured vertebra and how he was able to post the numbers he had been putting up over the last couple weeks, even if he struggled at points during certain matchups.