Carson Wentz plans to return for the Philadelphia Eagles by Week 1 of the regular season, but one orthopedic surgeon believes that may not be in his best interest. Dr. John Kelly, Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Penn Orthopedic Medicine in Philadelphia, believes Wentz's return for the season opener is "very,very optimistic." Kelly believes Wentz will have to wear a knee brace the rest of his career to avoid further damage to the knee, and doesn't want him rushing back with such a serious injury. "This kid, God bless him, is probably going to be brace dependent – like (Tom) Brady, like RGIII (Robert Griffin) was – the rest of his career," Kelly said to Angelo Cataldi and the WIP Morning Show. "This may be a blessing in disguise, maybe become more of a drop back quarterback that we all want him to be." Is there reason to worry about Wentz's recovery? If Wentz takes his time and doesn't try to rush back to the football field, the prognosis will be better. "This is an ACL plus 2," Kelly said. "This is an RGIII equivalent folks. This is worrisome.
Carson Wentz may need knee brace for rest of his career
247 Sports | Feb 21