Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz had a separate stress fracture in his back that was discovered while he was redshirting during his freshman year at North Dakota State, a league source tells ESPN.
The injury was from his adolescence and was completely healed by the time he was in college, and is unrelated to Wentz's current injury, the source said.
Wentz's medical report, given to teams at the NFL scouting combine prior to the 2016 draft, referred to a healed stress fracture in his back, the Philadelphia Daily News first reported. While it was discovered in college, a league source clarified that the stress fracture had occurred prior to his playing days at North Dakota State. Wentz was a redshirt freshman when the fracture was discovered and it did not impact him on the collegiate level.
It also did not affect his draft stock, as he was selected No. 2 overall by the Eagles.
The current stress fracture was discovered following a CT scan last Tuesday, according to Eagles coach Doug Pederson.
Wentz sat out last week's victory against the Los Angeles Rams, and it appears he'll be sidelined again Sunday, as Pederson has named Nick Foles the starter for the Eagles' upcoming game against the Houston Texans.
"He'll be listed as week-to-week. We will not put him on [injured reserve]," Pederson said of Wentz. "Obviously when he's healthy, he's our quarterback and we'll go from there."
Wentz was first listed on the injury report with a back issue in late October. He was feeling better symptom-wise as the season progressed, evidence of a healing process already underway, a source said.