Keefer went on to say in his tweet that Wentz begins rehab this week. While it's positive news, Reich also declined to specify if the team has any update on where he'll fall in the 5-12 week timetable. Reports have said Wentz has a shot to be ready Week 1.
Colts QB Carson Wentz is trending to start Week 1. Chris Mortensen of ESPN tweeted Wednesday morning that Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger are practicing/competing for the back-up quarterback job, which puts Wentz's recovery timeline closer to five weeks than 12 as originally expected after foot surgery.
The same goes for OG Quenton Nelson who underwent the same surgery days later. While a return for the start of the NFL season is the best case scenario for Wentz, concerns about his mobility and game readiness will deservedly be questioned. A healthy Wentz is also great news for the offensive weapons on the Colts.
HC Frank Reich says Wentz had an old foot injury dating back to perhaps high school according to doctors. Over time, the broken bone came loose and caused pain. Reich said the decision on surgery was very clear cut for their doctors and outside doctors, according to the tweet. Other tweets on the matter have the Colts optimistic Wentz can return on the earlier end of the timeline. Wentz will be able to throw during walkthroughs and the team added in 2-3 weeks they should have a better idea of Wentz's overall timeframe. For now, Eason is the team's QB1.