Carson Wentz is still looking at the first week of his return.
On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback on NFL Network said Good Morning Football that he is still on the right track after shattering his ACL in Week 14.
"Rehab was great, obviously not fun" It's a pretty long process. It can be painful for a few days, "he said," but so far everything is fine. Where I am, I am very confident. My goal is to be ready for Week One. "
Wentz has heard criticism that he has taken too many unnecessary hits, causing him eternal injury, and in his third season, the QB knows he's avoiding some bruising but he will not completely change the way he attacks the game.
"As far as changing players is concerned, there are things that I will learn throughout my career," he said. "There are times when If you look back on the tape and maybe I should have avoided that (hit), I know when to reduce your losses. But overall, as an aggressive player, I will not change, so to speak. "I will not be deterred from moving forward." I truly believe that I will come back stronger than ever. Especially to miss the playoffs miss the Super Bowl. As exciting as it was, there was only this little discomfort in me to miss these games. I truly believe that I will be stronger than ever and I am not too worried that things will continue. Wentz ripped off his ACL and LCL on December 10, with the standard recovery period of nine to twelve months, there's a chance that the 25-year-old will not be ready when the Eagles start the season against Atlanta Falcons on September 6. Wentz, however, does not allow this reality to penetrate his thought process.
"I'm very confident," he said when asked if he was ready for the first week. "It's a fluid process so you never know how it will go on but where we are right now do what the doctors say and take it step by step. "There are times when you feel good and want to do more, but you have to keep the course the doctors say I feel really good and very confident for week 1."
It's easy in the May be optimistic. We'll see if Wentz continues his optimistic forecast three months later.
If Wentz is not ready for the season opener, the Eagles will drive the Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles at the start of the year. The uncertainty of Wentz Reha is the reason why Philly Foles has not acted and why they have resumed their contract to add incentives.
Wentz said on Monday that there would be no embarrassment between the two competitors.
"I think Nick and I, only from the outside world, you might think there might be a few ruffled feathers and different things, but the way Nick and I just treated our relationship is the basis of our relationship, We are first and foremost friends before we become teammates. This makes it so much easier to root each other and trust each other. We both know where we are and what's going on. I am very confident that there will be no problems with it I love Nick and we both understand kind of thing and the beginning of this team and the future. So we're excited and I'm excited that he's still here. "