Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is reportedly set to begin Sunday regardless of spraining each of his ankles in Week 2.
The oft-injured former first-round choose additionally battled foot points in coaching camp, inflicting him to overlook a big period of time and elevating questions over whether or not he would even be prepared for Week 1. To date, Wentz has been in a position to play but it surely wouldn’t come with out some hassle.
Colts crew proprietor Jim Irsay mentioned these “difficulties” round Wentz and a few of it entails the quarterback not being vaccinated.
“I do know he needs to go. I understand how exhausting he’s labored. I do know he’s revered within the locker room, and all these kinds of issues. However, you already know, he has to remain wholesome. You already know, nobody’s hiding behind the M.O. of the previous. That was there, and you already know since we you already know got here right here and going by way of the months we’ve been by way of, there’s been difficulties,” Irsay stated Saturday at an occasion, through FOX59.
“And it additionally makes it troublesome when you’re not vaccinated, you already know, as a result of it makes it tougher to rely on somebody in the event that they’re not vaccinated. So that they have freedom of selection and we perceive that. However, you already know, we – we’re hoping he can come again and play effectively. I believe he’ll be a game-time resolution.”
When Wentz returned to camp following his harm, he was requested about whether or not he was vaccinated. He revealed he wasn’t and stated it was a “private resolution for me and my household.”
“I respect everyone else’s resolution and I simply ask that everyone does the identical for me. I do know that is not the world that we reside in, everybody is not going to view issues the identical. Nobody actually is aware of what’s going on in another person’s family and the way issues are being dealt with. So, it is a private resolution, that is simply the place I am at on it,” he stated earlier this month.
In response to the league’s COVID-19 protocols, gamers who should not vaccinated should quarantine for 5 days after they’re thought-about to be a high-risk shut contact, however they will return to the crew’s facility as soon as they check adverse and don’t have any signs.
The Colts and Tennessee Titans play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Fox Information’ Dan Canova contributed to this report.