Colts owner Jim Irsay opens up about ‘struggles’ with Carson Wentz, highlights vax status – .

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Colts owner Jim Irsay opens up about ‘struggles’ with Carson Wentz, highlights vax status – .


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is set to start Sunday despite a sprained ankle in Week 2.

The often injured former first-round pick also struggled with foot issues at training camp, which wasted a lot of his time and raised questions about whether he would even be ready for the week. 1. So far Wentz has been able to play but it would not come without problems.

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Colts team owner Jim Irsay has discussed these “struggles” around Wentz and some of them involve the quarterback not being vaccinated.

“I know he wants to go. I know how hard he worked. I know he’s respected in the locker room, and all kinds of things. But, you know, he has to stay healthy. You know, no one is hiding behind the MO of the past. It was there, and you know, since we’ve been here and in the months that we’ve been through, there has been some difficulty, ”Irsay said at an event Saturday, via FOX59.

“And that also makes it difficult if you’re not vaccinated, you know, because it’s harder to depend on someone if they’re not vaccinated. So they have the freedom of choice and we understand that. But, you know, we – we hope he can come back and play well. I think it will be a decision for playing time. ”

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When Wentz returned to camp after his injury, he was asked if he was vaccinated. He revealed he was not and said it was a “personal decision for me and my family”.

“I respect everyone’s decision and just ask that everyone do the same for me. I know this is not the world we live in, not everyone will see it the same way. No one really knows what goes on in someone else’s household and how things are handled. So that’s a personal decision, that’s just where I am, ”he said earlier this month.

According to the league’s COVID-19 protocols, players who are not vaccinated must be quarantined for five days after being considered high-risk close contact, but they may return to team premises once. that they have tested negative and have no symptoms.

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The Tennessee Colts and Titans play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Dan Canova of Fox News contributed to this report.

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