Injury - Football Wiretap

Carson Wentz Isn't Sure When He'll Be Cleared For Full Contact

Jun 14, 2018 8:41 AM

Carson Wentz participated in seven-on-seven drills last week, but isn't sure when he'll clear what the Philadelphia Eagles are calling his final hurdle.

Wentz hopes to start in Week 1, but training camp is just six weeks away and the quarterback isn't sure when he'll be cleared for full contact.

"I think the biggest thing right now is just keep pushing along until I'm cleared," Wentz said. "There's little benchmarks along the way, but there's nothing huge. As you see out here, I'm doing quite a bit. The biggest, last hurdle is going to be the contact part."

Wentz will continue to rehab and work out when OTAs are over.

"The medical staff will put those benchmarks in place for him from a health standpoint," Doug Pederson said. "Those are all things that are kind of out of our control [and] my control right now. It's just a matter of steady progression as we build toward training camp. He's going to work extremely hard over the next month, month and a half, and be ready for camp, obviously, and then we'll just reevaluate. But those boxes will all get checked, based on what our doctors and training staff will put forth for him."

If Wentz isn't ready, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will be the team's starter.

"It's hard to say I need X to be ready," Wentz said. "I think, at the end of the day, I just need to be cleared for contact. Like you see out here, I'm doing quite a bit. I think, come camp, I'll keep progressing and doing more and more. To finally be cleared of that contact issue is really the last hurdle, and I feel I'll be ready whenever that is."

Zach Berman/Philly.com

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Andrew Luck Throws In Front Of Media For First Time Since October

Jun 12, 2018 4:28 PM

Andrew Luck threw in front of the media for the first time since he was shut down for the season last October.

Luck had surgery on his right shoulder in January of 2017 and missed the entire 2018 season.

Luck made 20-25 throws with a high school sized ball.

Luck said in April that his goal is to enter training camp in late July without any restrictions on his right shoulder.

"There's a process," Luck said on April 10. "I've gone and skipped steps before and paid for it. Been in pain and not able to help the team. Embarrassed, guilty, whatever. I'm not going to do that again. I trust the people I'm working with. More importantly, I trust myself in this process. I trust how I feel."

Mike Wells/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Fantasy, Injury

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Dalvin Cook Cleared To Participate In Team Drills

Jun 6, 2018 9:40 AM

Dalvin Cook is making strides in his return from a torn ACL.

The running back has been cleared to take part in team drills with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time. He had been limited to individual work.

"I've been feeling good, but this week was another milestone," Cook said. "They kind of told me at the beginning of the week. I was excited to get back into action, get out there and just get some live reps."

Cook tore his ACL in Week 4. He rushed for a franchise-record 127 yards in his first game.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Carson Wentz Expected To Return In Time For Week 1

Jun 5, 2018 4:49 PM

Carson Wentz continues to make progress from his torn ACL.

Wentz suffered the injury late in the regular season and missed the Eagles' Super Bowl run.

It is now believed that Wentz will be ready for the Eagles' opening game in Week 1.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

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Odell Beckham Jr. Could Be Cleared For Next Week's Minicamp

Jun 4, 2018 5:01 PM

Odell Beckham Jr. could "possibly" be medically cleared for next week's minicamp.

Beckham broke his ankle in early October. 

Beckham is entering the final season of his rookie contract and his contract situation looms.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: New York Giants, Injury

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