NFL Injury Analysis: Will Wentz' Torn ACL Affect 2018?
NFL Injury Analysis: Will Wentz' Torn ACL Affect 2018?

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

Carson Wentz

The Eagles quarterback and a frontrunner for league MVP, Wentz, will not play again this season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the team's win over the Rams on Sunday. Wentz was injured during the third quarter after absorbing contact from two Los Angeles defenders. He stayed in the game for the remainder of the series but limped off the field and was eventually replaced by backup Nick Foles.

When a player sustains an injury that is believed to involve the ACL, medical professionals will examine the integrity of the ligament using a variety of special tests. These tests, especially the Lachman test, are surprisingly accurate in determining a torn ACL.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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