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Carson Wentz health update as Eagles prepare for Week 1

Eagles

Carson Wentz will be a full participant in practice this week as the Eagles prepare for their Week 1 matchup in Washington.

Wentz, 27, missed practice all last week with a soft tissue injury, but the Eagles said they were just being cautious. They were telling the truth.

Wentz is back and ready to go for the season opener on Sunday.

“I feel great now,” Wentz said. “I had a little groin tightness. It was just a really good week to kind of let it rest and take care of myself off the field. I was out there today practicing, feeling great. That’ll be behind me for sure."

Apparently, groin tightness isn’t uncommon for NFL quarterbacks around this time of here.

Here’s what ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky said about it.

Because of Wentz’s injury history, seeing him miss a week of practices just before the season was worrisome, even as the Eagles claimed he would be OK and as Doug Pederson called it a week of “rest.”

In 2019, Wentz was able to play all 16 regular season games but lasted just a few snaps into the playoff game against the Seahawks before he was knocked out of the game by a Jadevon Clowney hit that concussed him.

That means that Wentz hasn’t taken the final snap for the Eagles in each of the last three seasons. In 2017, he was out with the ACL tear. In 2018, he had the back injury. And in 2019, he was concussed.

This summer, Wentz showed up to training camp noticeably bigger, at around 250 pounds. He had a pretty good training camp and is hoping to have a big season in 2020. At least he’s starting it off healthy.