Carson Wentz injury update: Frank Reich encouraged by QB's progress, describes next step in rehab process

Carson Wentz seems returning from foot surgical treatment quicker instead of later on. Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich offered some motivating news on his quarterback, 2 weeks gotten rid of from the group’s comprehensive 5 to 12 week healing timeline. 

“We’re at the two-week window,” Reich stated to press reporters throughout Colts training school Monday. “We feel good about where we’re at, at the two-week window. You know what I like to say about these kinds of things is, I don’t see the advantage of me trying to project that out. I can just tell you we feel good about where we’re at right now. I think that’s the main thing. 

“I believe Carson and Q (Quenton Nelson) have actually done a great task in the rehabilitation procedure with the ideal mindset getting the work done that they require to get done and I believe it’s all been great.”

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Obviously the fastest Wentz can go back to the field is 3 weeks from Monday, which would put him in location to begin the season opener versus the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 12. If Wentz benefits a complete practice on that Monday of video game week, he’ll get a complete week’s worth of practice for the Week 1 face-off. 

The next action towards Wentz in fact playing in Week 1 is turning up, and Reich’s optimism towards it is an outstanding indication he’ll be returning in September. 

“He’ll start doing some walk-throughs here pretty soon. Part of the rehab process will just be doing walk-throughs, and you guys know how we feel about that. That’s real,” Reich stated. “When he goes out there and is doing a walk-through with us, that’s a good idea. He’ll begin tossing some. He’ll begin tossing some and after that we will advance that as we can. When you state begin tossing, that might imply a great deal of various things. 

“He’s been sticking to a plan. That plan has been going well. We’re happy where he’s at right now. We’ll just look forward to updating you guys as we go along and we get further along in the process. Now two weeks into it, we feel good where we’re at, but just feel like these next two weeks will be really critical for him to say on course – he and Quenton – and continue to get better.”

Wentz has actually been at Colts practice over the previous week without a boot, a motivating indication for Reich that his quarterback is preparing for the opener. The schedule is reduced for Wentz, however Reich and the Colts still aren’t going to hurry him back. 

“I think it’s very positive. Like I said, I continue to be optimistic about his return, but it still just doesn’t make any sense for me to try to predict when that will be because as the rehab continues and he starts pushing it,” Reich stated. “You do not understand – exists an obstacle along the method when you truly begin going harder and you truly begin evaluating it out? 

“Right now everything feels like it’s great, but how far have we really tested it? We’re only two weeks out. I think that’s why it makes sense to me and our team here, hey, let’s let him get further into this process and the rehab and the actual getting on the field and taking next steps there to determine the pace that we go.”

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