Carson Wentz: Indianapolis Colts quarterback placed on reserve / Covid-19 list | NFL news

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The NFL and NFLPA adopted new Covid guidelines that reduced the quarantine period from 10 days to five days, meaning Carson Wentz could play against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday despite testing positive.

Last updated: 28/12/21 23:18


Carson Wentz could miss Week 17 for the Colts

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has been placed on the reserve / Covid-19 list.

Wentz, who is unvaccinated, tested positive and would have been required to isolate for 10 days according to previous protocols, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Tuesday night that the NFL and NFLPA have adopted new guidelines that reduce the quarantine period to five days for all players.

With that in mind, Wentz could still play when the Colts face the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 17.

The Colts go into Sunday’s showdown 9-6 and as No. 5 in the AFC, where their last game of the regular season comes against the 2-13 Jacksonville Jaguars.

Rookie Sam Ehlinger, a sixth-round pick from Texas, is the Colts’ backup quarterback and would stand in line to start if Wentz was not available.

“You always have a plan, just like any other position,” Colts offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said Tuesday. “We have the separate call schedule ready to go. (Sam is) ready to go.”

The Colts are on a three-game winning streak that leaves them with only one game behind second-seed Tennessee Titans (10-5).

Wentz has completed 289 of 460 passes in 3,230 yards and 25 touchdowns for six interceptions in 15 games this season.

Frank Reich’s offense has primarily operated through MVP challenger Jonathan Taylor, who leads the NFL on 1,518 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns.

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