Carson Wentz Health Update: Colts Suffer Big Blow Ahead of Playoffs

Published 12/29/2021, 12:04 PM EST
Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) reacts after a play during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


After a brilliant showing of grit and teamwork over the past few weeks, it really felt like the Colts would make it to the playoffs. Unfortunately for them, after one of the best wins of their season, things have gone south for them. In the last two days, the Indianapolis-based side has put many players on a rapidly expanding COVID-19 list, including Carson Wentz.

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Indianapolis Colts’ Carson Wentz tests positive; playoff qualification in peril

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When multiple cases started popping up, coach Frank Reich was quipped if he would do anything to protect his star player, Carson Wentz. The coach replied affirmatively and said that measures were being taken. “Yes, there has been with the team, as far as – really for every player,” Reich said.

“So, we’ll have a plan for the whole team, a plan for certain individuals, Carson being one of them; but not the only person. I don’t want to go into detail on every person we might do something a little extra with. But those things are being talked about.”

Unfortunately, the steps taken weren’t enough as reports today confirmed the positive test of star QB Carson Wentz. The news comes as a big blow in light of two crucial fixtures coming up against the Raiders and the Jaguars.

Indianapolis Colts hand a convincing defeat to the Arizona Cardinals

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In their last game, the Indianapolis Colts inflicted a crushing defeat to an unconvincing Arizona Cardinals outfit. The 22-16 victory was yet another bright spot for the Colts as they continued their resurgence after losing 4 of 5 games at the beginning of the season.

As far as performances were concerned, the usual suspects Jonathan Taylor and Carson Wentz were crucial against the Cardinals. The former in particular was brilliant as he covered 108 yards, bringing his season total to an incredible 1,626 yards.

Dec 25, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (98) pursues Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With two relatively easy fixtures on paper, it looks like the Colts should make it to the playoffs. However, with a COVID outbreak, one can never be sure. Where do you think will the Colts finish by the end of the season? Share your predictions below!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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