When it rains, it pours.
And this might be some of the worst news the Eagles could have gotten.
One day after it was revealed that their franchise offensive tackle will likely be suspended 10 games this upcoming season after testing positive for PEDs, the Eagles announced Saturday that rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has a hairline fracture in his rib.
"Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning's practice. We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution, sent him for a CT scan after practice," head coach Doug Pederson said in a statement. "The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason."
The injury to Wentz might cost him the rest of the preseason. The Birds have no plans to start him or even make him the QB2 with Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in those slots. If the Eagles have their way, this was going to be the only time this season the rookie was expected to play, and it was going to be key in his development.