Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in the 43–35 win against the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles placed him on the IR on Tuesday.
“The reason we went out and got Nick Foles are for reasons like this," Pederson said in his press conference. "I hate it for Carson, and the season he’s having.”
Initial testing on Sunday showed that Wentz's ACL was loose. Pederson said that there is a possibility that it also could have been a non-contact injury.
Wentz exited the game after throwing a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey in the third quarter. It is believed that he was hurt on a touchdown run that was later negated by a holding penalty. He stayed in the game for the remainder of the drive but was then seen limping on the sidelines. He was tended to by team trainers. Wentz was 23 of 41 passing for 291 yards and four touchdowns.
Nick Foles replaced Wentz at quarterback. He finished the day with 6 of 10 passes completed for 42 yards.
With the victory, the Eagles clinched the NFC East. It is the team's first division title since 2013.