Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will have an operation on his injured foot on Monday and will be off for about 5 to 12 weeks, coach Frank Reich said.
Reich said it was an old injury, possibly from high school, and that a broken bone had loosened in Wentz’s foot.
Wentz felt a “twitch in his foot” as he rolled over and planted to throw late in training last Thursday, offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said Friday.
Reich said Jacob Eason will continue to get the first few reps in training while Wentz is on pause.
“The job belongs to Jacob at the moment. He has to prove it, he knows that. Jacob is in the driver’s seat, ”he told reporters.
The Colts acquired Wentz during the offseason and reunited him with Reich by giving the Philadelphia Eagles a third-round pick in this year’s Draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2022 Draft.
Wentz was benched in favor of Jalen Hurts with the Eagles last season after being sacked 50 times and thrown 15 interceptions in 12 games.
Injuries were part of Wentz’s first five years in the NFL. He suffered a cruciate ligament rupture at the end of the 2017 season. He has only played a full season twice in his career.
ESPN’s Mike Wells contributed to this report.