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What Happened To Carson Wentz? Is He Dead – Illness And Health Update

Commanders QB Carson Wentz suffered a finger injury in addition to the biceps strain he already had. The effect of these issues on his upcoming games remains to be seen.

Carson Wentz is an American football player playing #11 quarterback for the Washington Commanders of the NFL.

Carson played college football at North Dakota State, winning two consecutive NCAA FCS national championships. For pro football, he played for Philadelphia Eagles (2016-2020) and Indianapolis Colts (2021) before joining the Commanders.

What Happened To Carson Wentz? Is He Dead 

No, Carson Wentz is not dead. The NFL star is alive and well. He was on the playing squad when his team beat Chicago Bears 12-7 this Friday (October 14).

Besides a few minor injuries, the Commanders QB is doing perfectly well. Fans should ignore any death hoax on the internet and refer to verified news sources.

However, near the end of 2021, Carson tested positive for COVID-19. He was unvaccinated and got infected by the pandemic.

Luckily, the new NFL COVID-19 protocols meant that he passed his medical check in time to start against the Las Vegas Raiders. At the time, he was playing for Indianapolis Colts.

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Carson Wentz was put to the reserve/ COVID list. (Source: ESPN)

Carson is a proud and happy dad of two kids with his wife, Madison Oberg. The couple, who married on July 16, 2018, have two daughters, two-year-old Hadley and one-year-old Hudson Rose.

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Carson Wentz Illness And Health Update

Carson Wentz is not known to have any chronic health problems or illnesses. There have been no official reports of the same as of October 2022. However, he is dealing with two recent injuries: a biceps tendon strain and a finger injury.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Carson is dealing with a biceps tendon strain near his throwing shoulder that he suffered in Week 5 matchup against Tennessee.

Carson was not 100 percent fit but still played in the next game vs. the Chicago Bears on Thursday.

To make matters worse, the QB, who was already battling a biceps tendon strain, is now struggling with a sore finger/ hand after a nasty collision with Bears defender Justin Jones.

When a similar injury happened to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott in Week 1, he had surgery on his thumb and has not returned since. That’s not to say Carson’s injury is equally serious, but he appears to be having a tough time shaking it off. 

If Carson struggles due to his injury, we might see a QB change: The No. 2 QB on the Commanders depth chart is veteran Taylor Heinicke, and No. 3 is rookie Sam Howell, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Carson Wentz Has A History of Injuries

Carson has had a rather long list of injuries in the past. He has faced injuries almost every year since 2015.

In 2015, he had a hand wrist fracture that required surgery. In 2016, he suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs against Tampa Bay and a grade 3 knee ACL tear in 2017.

Likewise, in 2018, the QB had a back vertebral fracture, followed by a cranial head concussion of grade 1 in 2020 and two different foot/ ankle injuries in 2021/

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Carson Wentz is quite an Injury prone player. (Source: Bleeding Green Nation)

The site Draft Sharks classifies him as a player with a very high (77%) risk of injury in 2022. He has an 8.3% chance of injury per game and is projected to miss 2.1 games.

However, Carson is the kind of player who gets back on the field and gives his best as soon as he is fit to play again.

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