Eagles News: Carson Wentz's Injury Recovery Has Doug Pederson 'Very Encouraged'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz watches warm ups with head coach Doug Pederson before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Four months after tearing his ACL, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz continues to try to work his way back to the field.

According to Zach Berman of theΒ Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles coachΒ Doug Pederson is "very encouraged" by Wentz's rehab progress. However, the third-year quarterback is not expected to participate in any individual drills this spring.

This comes after Wentz showed last week he's back to throwing:

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Before he was injured last season, 2016's No. 2 overall pick was playing at an MVP level. He led Philadelphia to an 11-2 record while throwing for 3,296 yards and 33 touchdowns in 13 games.

Although the Eagles' season appeared to be over with Wentz's Week 14 injury, Nick Foles led the franchise to its first Super Bowl championship. With the reigning Super Bowl MVP on its roster, the team can afford to be patient with Wentz and make sure he is 100 percent before he returns to full activities.

The good news for Philadelphia fans is Wentz has been throwing and is making rehab strides. However, don't expect him to take part in drills anytime soon. It is only March, after all.