Defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, who spoke to media in the absence of coach Frank Reich due to COVID-19, said on Saturday there was “no new information” and “no timetable On Wentz’s return.
Wentz, who the Colts acquired from Philadelphia in the offseason, felt a “pinch in his foot” as he rolled and planted to pitch late in Thursday’s practice.
The Colts are waiting for foot specialist Dr Robert Anderson to review scans of Wentz’s foot, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It will be then that the team have a better idea of how long the 28-year-old Wentz will be out. The Colts, for now, don’t believe their starting quarterback will be out all season.
The injuries are part of Wentz’s first five years in the NFL. He suffered an ACL tear at the end of the 2017 season and has only played a full season twice in his career.
The Colts made some news on Saturday by signing veteran Brett Hundley to add depth to the position. Hundley has played 18 career games (nine starts) over his six-year career that has included stops in Green Bay, Seattle and Arizona.
Hundley, who is the only one of four healthy quarterbacks currently on the roster to attempt a pass in the NFL, said he had to be brought in by the Colts before Wentz was injured.
Jacob Eason, the Colts’ 2020 fourth-round pick, continued to work with the starters in Wentz’s absence. Eason, unsurprisingly, was inconsistent, having thrown four interceptions while adjusting to his increased workload.
“It’s definitely different,” said Eason, who didn’t play a snap in his rookie season. “At the same time, it’s good to get in there, to have reps, to have the exposure, to get in and out of the group and see what happens with the defense. Definitely very different from last year. I am very happy and fortunate to have these representatives now. “
Reich is expected to be back with the squad when he returns to the training ground on Monday. He tested positive for COVID-19 before training camp started, Eberflus said.