Eagles QB Carson Wentz has fractured vertebrae

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported that Wentz will not require surgery to fix the issue, but is unlikely to start Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams with no timetable for his return.

The talk in the City of Brotherly Love revolves around the health of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Coach Doug Pederson told reporters before Wednesday's practice that Wentz will miss it because of back spasms, according to the team's website. Wentz had been playing through the pain and discomfort over the last several weeks, but it looks to have hit a breaking point that required him to get a CT scan to get a clear picture on the extent of the ailment that has been bothering him. The 25-year-old has thrown for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns, completing 69 percent of his passes while helping lead the Eagles to a 6-7 record.

But for the sake of the news surrounding Wentz's latest injury, here are three reasons to be positive about Foles if the Eagles are forced to roll with him during these final three games since this is far from the worst news in the world.

Foles deputised for Wentz at the end of last season and produced an fantastic run of performances, which climaxed when he was named Super Bowl MVP following the thrilling win over the Patriots. The potential loss of Wentz could all but push them toward falling short of that mark and wrap up what has been a disappointing 2018 campaign that has been marred by injuries throughout the roster.

  • Santos West