Colts’ Carson Wentz Choosing Rest, Rehab For Foot Injury, Remains Out Indefinitely

Carson Wentz is dealing with a foot injury that could require surgery. 

Colts’ Carson Wentz Choosing Rest, Rehab For Foot Injury, Remains Out Indefinitely

WESTFIELD, Ind. (CBS/AP) — Just a few days into the Indianapolis Colts camp, Carson Wentz got banged up. He’s dealing with a foot injury that could require surgery.

In the near term, Wentz has decided to rest and rehab his foot, but he is out indefinitely.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that if all goes well, Week 1 is in play, but, if the injury doesn’t improve the answer may be surgery.

If Wentz plays 75% of the Colts snaps this year, or plays 70% and the Colts make the playoffs, the Eagles will get a first-round draft pick from Indy.

Now, the Colts are working on a backup plan. Over the weekend, they signed veteran backup Brett Hundley and started splitting snaps between their newest player and three quarterbacks who have never thrown an NFL pass.

“It’s definitely different,” Jacob Eason said after lining up with the starters for the second straight day. “It’s good for me to get the reps, to get in and out of the huddle and all of that stuff. It’s definitely different from last year.”

It’s also not the way Indianapolis envisioned wrapping up its first week of workouts on the city’s northern side.

Eason, a fourth-round draft pick in 2020, spent last season behind durable veteran Philip Rivers and backup Jacoby Brissett. He never played during the regular season and after the preseason was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eason never even made a game-day appearance.

Now, suddenly, the former University of Washington star is the most knowledgeable quarterback in the room.

The other quarterbacks on the roster are Sam Ehlinger, the former Texas star who was drafted in the sixth-round in April; Jalen Morton, an undrafted rookie from Prairie View A&M who failed to make an NFL roster in 2020; and Hundley, who intends to spend these next few days cramming.

“Black coffee, lots of tea and just try to pick up this offense,” Hundley said. “It’s all just figuring it out.”

At least Hundley has some experience.

He’s played in 18 NFL games, starting nine, since the Green Bay Packers took him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. Hundley has completed 199 of 337 passes for 1,902 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions while adding 46 carries for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

Hundley has been here before — making stops in Arizona and Seattle after leaving Green Bay — and said he was planning to join the Colts before Wentz was injured Thursday..

For Eason, Ehlinger and Morton, this is all new.

The strong-armed Eason inherited the starter’s duties, at least temporarily, since Wentz missed the final practice period Thursday. He has thrown three interceptions in team drills over the past two days.

“I’m just getting my feet, getting back in the swing of things,” Eason said. “It’s seeing the defenses and feeling more and more comfortable every day.”

It’s unclear how long Eason might have to hold down the job — or whether the Colts would make another move.

“I know you’re going to ask about Carson and there’s no timetable right now,” defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus said. “We don’t have any new information for you, when we have that information, we’ll get it to you.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say

Officials confirmed exclusively to Eyewitness News that they have recovered the body of 26-year-old Casey Johnston. 

EXCLUSIVE: Body Of Missing 26-Year-Old Casey Johnston Recovered, Officials Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The search for a missing Bucks County woman has come to a tragic end. Officials confirmed exclusively to Eyewitness News that they have recovered the body of 26-year-old Casey Johnston.

CBS3’s Alicia Roberts covered the case from the very beginning and has new information about how Johnston may have died.

Casey’s story has been shared thousands of times on posters, billboards and on social media since she went missing on July 10, and those who joined in the effort to bring Casey home finally have some answers.

“It appears to match her description,” Lower Southampton Chief of Police Ted Krimmel said.

More than three weeks since anyone last saw Cassandra “Casey” Johnston, police announced they found a body and officials have confirmed exclusively to CBS3 that it is the body of the missing Bucks County woman.

“During the search this afternoon, members of the Philadelphia Police Marine Unit located the body on the 1200 block of Townsend Road in Philadelphia,” Krimmel said.

Krimmel says the body was about half a mile from the car’s location. Officials taped off a wooded area, near the intersection of Townsend and Southampton Roads, after a body was located on Sunday afternoon.

A preliminary investigation shows Johnston, while driving on Woodhaven Road, crashed the car.

“It appears she didn’t negotiate the curve properly,” Chief Krimmel says, adding, “She went down to the culvert went airborne up and over the guardrail and she crashed into a tree about 30 feet into the air.”

Police believe she was ejected from the vehicle through the sunroof during the fall.

“When the call came out that there was a body found by the marine unit, we just shut all communication down,” Krimmel said.

Flooding on July 12 may have played a part in her body being moved into a nearby creek, the chief said.

“We had some flooding in the area we think that culvert filled with water and probably moved her into that creek,” Krimmel said.

Officials do not suspect any foul play. Casey’s family was notified immediately after the body was recovered.

They now begin the task of grieving, grateful for the support of the community in the search to find Casey.

Since Casey’s body was found just over the city line, Bucks County officials have turned over the case to Philadelphia police and medical examiner.

The 26-year-old, from Lower Southampton, was last seen three weeks ago in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section.

CBS3 spoke with the Johnston family after the discovery. They are asking for privacy at this time but thanked everyone who shared photos and information about Johnston during the search.

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