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Indianapolis Colts Carson Wentz tackles two sprained ankles

September 20 (WNN) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is in danger of missing his team’s crucial Week 3 divisional game against the Tennessee Titans due to a two sprained ankle.

Colts head coach Frank Reich said Monday that Wentz suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Wentz’s most serious sprain occurred on his right ankle when he attempted a scuffle and was taken down by Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald late in the fourth quarter.

Wentz did not return to the game after limping down the Colts’ sideline. According to Reich, the quarterback sprained his left ankle in the first matchup.

“I know that Carson has a high threshold of pain,” Reich told reporters. “When you have a guy who’s a pocket passer, it affects his game less than a guy who’s a mobile quarterback. It’s not rocket science.

“My history with Carson is that he’s a very quick healer and he’s tough. If there’s a chance he can play with these ankle sprains, he’ll play. It’s an incredibly big game.”

Wentz has completed 45 of his 69 pass attempts for 498 yards through two games this season with three touchdowns and one interception. In those first two matches, he has been dismissed six times and struck an additional 21 times.

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Second-year quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to start against the Titans if Wentz is inactive for the AFC South showdown.

“If Jacob has to play, Jacob will be ready,” Reich said. “The situation in which he got stuck [late in Sunday’s game against the Rams] The more difficult it was, the harder it was. I can tell you this from experience. If he has to be he will be ready.”

The Colts (0–2) have not started a 0–3 season since 2011.


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