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Eagles QB Carson Wentz Out vs. Rams With Back Injury, Return Unlikely in 2018

Testing revealed a fracture in Wentz's back which will require rest to heal, but not surgery.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz will not play on Sunday against the Rams as he deals with a back issue, the team announced Saturday.

Wentz will likely not play again until the 2019 season after testing revealed a fracture in his back, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The team has not made any determinations about putting their star signal caller on Injured Reserve, but they have determined that surgery will not be required. Wentz will need rest to heal.

The 25-year-old starter has thrown for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns since returning from an ACL tear. Wentz missed the end of the 2017 season due to the injury. Backup quarterback Nick Foles took over, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory.

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Foles also started the first two games of the 2018 season before Wentz returned, going 1–1 before Wentz took over in Week 3.

The Eagles sit two games behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, tied with the Washington Redskins at 6–7 on the season. Philadelphia only has a slim chance of making the playoffs.

They play the Los Angeles Rams (11–2) next in Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 16.