WATCH: In video message, Carson Wentz says he'll 'come back stronger than ever'
Carson Wentz says he’ll “come back stronger than ever” from a knee injury that ended his season, even though “it will be tough on me for a little bit.”
Through a video posted on Twitter late Monday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his left knee Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams is part of Jesus’ plan for him. A person of deep Christian conviction, the former Bismarck Century and North Dakota State star spend much of the 2 minute, 12 second message talking about his faith.
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 11, 2017
But Wentz said the injury, which came in a season in which the second-year quarterback was being touted as an NFL Most Valuable Player candidate, “will not stop me.”
“I can promise to everybody, all my fans from the Philly area and the North Dakota area and all across the country, this will not stop me,” said Wentz, donned in a Bison hooded sweatshirt. “I will come back stronger than ever from this.”
Wentz was putting together a monster season for the Eagles, who clinched the NFC East with a 43-35 victory over the Rams. He threw a franchise-record 33rd touchdown pass against Los Angeles and had compiled 3,296 passing yards. Wentz left the game late in the third quarter after taking multiple hits on a touchdown run that was called back because of a holding penalty. He stayed in the game after he came up limping and completed a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey before being evaluated on the sideline and leaving the field.