The Indianapolis Colts' new franchise quarterback is in danger of missing the regular season opener, and possibly additional games.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Carson Wentz is out indefinitely due to a foot injury he suffered during Thursday's practice. Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady told reporters on Friday that Wentz felt a "twinge" in his foot when he planted to throw a pass, and he's reportedly scheduled to see noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson to determine his injury and timeline.
"It's problematic. Not only because of the mental issues that he's trying to overcome, it's the durability issues. And Carson Wentz has been injury-prone," NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche told the Tiki and Tierney show on Friday. "And I'm seeing the reports that he's going to see Robert Anderson... when you see this situation, the team knows what's going on. 'Let's send him to a foot specialist to see if we've got to go in there and do surgery right now. Let's find this out immediately.'
"So, it's going to be real interesting to see what the diagnosis is, because a lot of people are connecting the dots. They've got to go out and get a veteran quarterback. Nick Foles is someone they can get right away -- a quarterback who knows the system. But now you're getting back to the situation, if Wentz fell apart because [Jalen] Hurts was there [in Philadelphia], how do you think he's going to feel with the guy who Wally Pipp'd him and won the Super Bowl and became the hero?"
Wentz, the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, played in only 11 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, and finished with career-low marks in touchdowns (16), completion percentage (57.4), and passing yards (2,620). To make matters even worse, Wentz also threw a career-high 15 interceptions and was sacked 50 times, and the Eagles ultimately traded him to the Colts in exchange for draft picks back in March.
The Colts will open the regular season at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 12. According to the William Hill Sportsbook, Indianapolis currently has the fifth-best odds (+1300) to win the AFC and reach its first Super Bowl since 2010.
The entire NFL conversation between Wyche and Tiki and Tierney can be accessed in the audio player above.