Carson Wentz moves to IR, will miss rematches against Eagles and Colts
Things only get worse for Carson Wentz.
The Commanders quarterback was placed on injured reserve with a fractured finger ahead of Washington’s game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced Saturday.
Wentz will be out for at least four games, which means he won’t be available when the Commanders face his two former employers, the Colts and Eagles.
Washington travels to Indianapolis, where Wentz spent last season after being traded from the Eagles, on Oct. 30 and Philadelphia on Nov. 14.
Wentz fractured his ring finger in the Commanders’ 12-7 win over the Bears last week. He threw for just 99 yards in that game with zero touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Washington’s offense has struggled tremendously over the past month. After amassing a combined 55 points in its first two games, the Commanders have scored 47 in their last four games. This season, Wentz has thrown for 10 touchdowns with six interceptions and been sacked 23 times, an NFL high.
The popular Taylor Heinicke will probably start for the Commanders. The Old Dominion product has thrown for 22 touchdowns in 24 career games.