Good morning, Eagles fans. The Eagles practice at 12:45 p.m. as they continue preparing for the New York Giants. Running back Jay Ajayi is among the players expected to speak with reporters after practice.
— Zach Berman
The Eagles haven't given a formal timetable and every recovery is different, but it's generally thought to be 6-12 months with nine months often a realistic goal. Considering Carson Wentz's surgery was Wednesday, nine months would be around Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season. The Eagles should hope he can be back for training camp. It's certainly not a given, but it'll be a good benchmark to try to hit. My guess is they plan on Wentz being the starting quarterback next season, but they return Nick Foles as a proven No. 2, as long as Foles holds his own during the next few weeks.
For reference on the timetable, here's a quote from former Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder in 2012 about whether recovery from ACL injuries has accelerated (Jason Kelce was the player in question):
"I think overall, no, nothing's changed in terms of time frame because that tendon that they put in as ligament needs to go through a whole process where it goes from tendon, actually dies off and regenerates as a ligament. We've known these studies since the 80s that it takes somewhere between six and twelve months for it to fully mature. I think what's happened is the surgeries have gotten better, there's been a few techniques that have changed that maybe could expedite it. But in our case, we're kind of sticking to that time frame. I think the rehabilitation has gotten better just because my field, with athletic training and rehabilitation, we've gotten more advanced. But the bottom line is, that tendon that they put in place of the ligament still needs to come back as ligament.