PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will sit out practice Wednesday because of back soreness, head coach Doug Pederson said.
Pederson wouldn't say if Wentz will be able to play or not this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
But an NFL Network report said that Wentz is not expected to play in that game and that he might end up sitting out the rest of the season.
"Again, we're going to focus on today, get through today, and see where he's at at the end of the day," Pederson said.
Pederson spoke to the media before the NFL Network report came out.
Wentz had been listed on the weekly injury report with back soreness during weeks 7 and 8. He was on the report in Week 6 for "rest." Wentz was limited in practice during those weeks. He had never missed a full practice, and that goes back to when he returned in training camp from two torn knee ligaments, which Wentz suffered last Dec. 10 when the Eagles played at the Rams.
Pederson said Wentz didn't hurt his back during the Eagles' 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
"Nothing game related," Pederson said. "He's dealt with it."
If Wentz can't play, the Eagles would turn to Nick Foles, who took over for Wentz last season and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, earning the game's MVP award. Foles also started the first two games this season, going 1-1.
In other injuries, Pederson said CB Avonte Maddox is improving and is considered day to day. He has missed three games with knee/ankle injuries. LB Jordan Hicks (calf) is also day to day after missing three games. CB Sidney Jones is also day to day.
Pederson also said that running back Corey Clement, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a knee injury, might be limited until spring organized team activities. Pederson wouldn't specify if Clement tore his ACL.
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