Not only did the Eagles win the Super Bowl last month, but their fans were also treated to an encouraging site on Monday morning: Carson Wentz throwing a football.
Wentz shared some video to his Instagram story in which you can see him throwing a football from multiple angles while wearing a brace on his knee.
Back in January before the Super Bowl, the Eagles quarterback revealed that the knee injury he suffered in December was worse than originally thought. He tore his left LCL in addition to his ACL but he said then that he hoped to be back for Week 1.
"My goal is to be ready for Week 1," Wentz said. "I'm going to push and do everything I can to be ready. And I'm very confident in that."
"I'm feeling confident with it and I said it in the video I posted right after the injury — I 100 percent believe I'll be back better than ever, stronger than ever, with no looking back."
No reason to believe any of that has changed over the last month and a half and it sure looks like he's progressing.
On Friday, beloved former Phillies second baseman Chase Utley announced he will retire at the end of the season in order to spend more time with his family (see story). His contract was slated for another year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but Utley will end his career at the culmination of this season, his 16th in the majors.
For fans, this marks the end of what was an incredible journey with Utley. The love felt for Utley is clear from the reactions across social media. Here are some of the ones that best speak to Utley’s mark on Philadelphia.
The Dodgers will play in Philadelphia in two weeks, opening the series July 23 at 7:05 p.m. Fans will have one last chance to see him play at Citizens Bank Park. Then, we wait for a potential Hall of Fame announcement.
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Who says nothing good happens on Twitter?
After Eagles fans were upset about low ratings for many of the team's players, including Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, the team's official Twitter account made an appeal to the makers of the game to adjust their ratings.
Some on Twitter noticed that Foles' catch rating was a paltry 32 while New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's catch rating was a 39. Perhaps you watched Super Bowl LII in which Brady DROPPED A PASS while Foles caught a TOUCHDOWN that will go down as one of the greatest plays in Philly sports history.
Here's the Eagles initial appeal to EA Sports:
EA then put the play under review:
What does this mean? Probably not much but it is another small victory for Nick Foles — a man already known for his winning.
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