Carson Wentz debuted for the Colts in the team's season opener just a month after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur in his left foot. Now, three weeks into the season, he's prepared to potentially suit up for Indianapolis with sprains in both ankles. A recent MRI confirmed Wentz's new injuries, suffered in the team's Week 2 loss to the Rams, and coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that the Colts are preparing for backup Jacob Eason to start at quarterback on Sunday. But neither he nor Wentz would rule out an early return for Wentz, with the latter telling reporters he's "throwing the kitchen sink" at his ankles in recovery and may still play against the Titans in Week 3.
"A lot of treatment," Wentz said when asked what he's doing in rehab after leaving the Colts' loss to Los Angeles in the fourth quarter. "Throwing the kitchen sink at it trying to get healthy."
Both of Wentz's ankles are still sore, the quarterback added, but swelling has gone down in recent days, and he's willing to start against Tennessee with no practice reps. Reich confirmed that Wentz will not see the field at Wednesday's practice, with Eason filling in as the temporary QB1, but left open the possibility that Wentz could be back this week.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Wentz appears to have a high-ankle sprain in his right ankle, which is the worse of the two. He previously underwent surgery on his other foot, missing weeks of practice while Eason took over in training camp.
The Colts face a potential 0-3 start entering Week 3, where they'll look to halt a two-game slide against the division-leading Titans, who beat the Seahawks on Sunday.
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