Carson Wentz cleared and expected to start for Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

I was impressed with how well he attacked his rehab throughout the offseason, coach Doug Pederson said Monday. Hes done everything weve asked him to do and hes ready to go.

Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on 10 December 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England.

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Foles embraced his role from the start and wanted to return to the Eagles this season instead of seeking a starting opportunity elsewhere.

The greatest thing for me is that (quarterback) room has no egos, Pederson said. Nick all along has understood that this is Carsons football team. We owe a lot of gratitude to Nick Foles for what hes done and how hes led this team. Hes very supportive.

Wentz, the No 2 overall pick in 2016, finished third in NFL MVP voting in his second year. Pederson doesnt expect him to pick up where he left off immediately.

Its going to take some time to get in the rhythm and flow of the game, Pederson said. The speed of the game is different than practice. He will be totally prepared. He comes early, stays late, asks a lot of questions, he has a lot of ideas. Hell be ready mentally.

After starting 16 games as a rookie, Wentz set a single-season franchise record with 33 touchdown passes last season against only seven interceptions. The final one came a few plays after he suffered his injury.

The Eagles (1-1) lost 27-21 at Tampa Bay (2-0) on Sunday.

Wide receiver Mike Wallace broke his fibula in the first quarter and will miss several weeks.

Wentz probably wont have top receiver Alshon Jeffery, either. Hes been sidelined since having offseason shoulder surgery and Pederson said Jeffery is week to week.

Carsons not Superman. Its going to take the 10 other guys around him to do their job as well, Pederson said.

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