Wentz gives thumbs up after undergoing successful surgery on injured knee


PITTSBURGH—Three days after suffering a season-ending knee injury, it was announced Wednesday, Dec. 13, that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent successful surgery on a torn ACL.

In an Instagram post donning a hospital gown, Carson Wentz, along with his girlfriend, posed for a selfie from the bed of his Pittsburgh hospital room with the caption:

"Surgery (check) the comeback officially begins now! The Lord truly blessed me with this beautiful young lady to walk by my side and support me through all of this! #comeback #grateful"

According to a Philly.com report, Wentz's surgery was performed by Pittsburgh Steelers orthopedist James P. Bradley. Bradley was chosen to perform the surgery by Wentz's agent group.

Wentz was officially placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, Dec. 12, by the Eagles.

Generally, NFL orthopedists predict a nine-to-12-month recovery period for ACL surgeries, though there have been cases where players come back sooner than expected.