Carson Wentz Injury Update: Massive Boost for Colts Ahead of Raiders Fixture

Published 01/02/2022, 11:51 AM EST


The Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich recently announced that star quarterback Carson Wentz is activated on the roster. He is set to participate with full capacity against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday night. Wentz was listed on the COVID reserve list Tuesday this week.

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However, abiding by the new protocols discussed by the NFL/NFLPA, the league allowed him to return Sunday for this week’s matchup. According to sources, the quarterback has cleared all the necessary protocols required for him to play tonight. And with that in mind, the Colts activated the QB on Saturday for Sunday’s game without knowing the player’s health status.

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Carson Wentz to start against the Raiders

This game is going to be a must-win for the Colts, as they are still in the bubble and very much alive in the playoffs contention race. Although Wentz hasn’t been that consistent of a player this season, he is the best shot for coach Reich. The coach trusts Wentz even without a week of true practice. He believes that Wentz could still help Colts clinch a spot in the playoffs.

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The Colts, however, were preparing rookie Sam Ehlinger in case things went south with Wentz. It seems that the rookie will be seen on the sidelines again. The coach will be trusting the veteran Wentz in desperate times like these.

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The 9-6 Colts are fighting over a playoff contention spot with just two games left of the regular season. And with Wentz back on the squad, the Colts have gained a massive boost in their confidence. The Colts are already on a three-game winning streak as they have started to pick up the pace later in the season.

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However, with Derek Carr going up against Carson Wentz at such a pivotal moment of the season, it will be an exciting watch to see who has enough resilience to clinch a spot in the playoffs.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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