Two sources close to the situation confirmed that the Eagles expect Carson Wentz to get final medical clearance this week, which should mean he starts next Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz apparently will be examined Monday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report Sunday that Wentz is on target to start against the Colts.
Wentz, who suffered left ACL and LCL tears last Dec. 10 at Los Angeles, underwent surgery Dec. 13. He set the season opener as his goal, and has been very active and mobile in practice apparently without swelling or complications, but the team's medical staff and his surgeon, Dr. James Bradley of Pittsburgh, wanted to wait a little longer, to help cut down on the chance of reinjury. Studies show that waiting at least nine months after such surgery significantly reduces that risk.
When Wentz sat out the opener, a medical source estimated Week 3 to Week 6 as a probably window for his return.
Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, will again quarterback the team today at Tampa Bay.
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