Carson Wentz’s story in Indianapolis just keeps getting more complicated as the season draws closer.
The Colts just put Wentz on the reserve / COVID-19 roster and it could have a significant impact on the former MVP candidate’s readiness to take the reins as the team’s Week 1 starter.
Wentz wasn’t the only player on the COVID-19 list. Center Ryan Kelly and wide receiver Zach Pascal were also made the roster on Monday.
Earlier this offseason, Wentz declined to say whether or not he had received his shots. Pascal and Kelly are not on the record of their vaccination status either.
Basically, if Wentz or Pascal or Kelly are vaccinated and contract the virus, then they can come back in a few days if they have no symptoms and have two negative tests 24 hours apart. If they are not vaccinated and come in close contact with someone who tests positive, the trio will need five consecutive days of negative testing before they can return.
If one of the athletes is both unvaccinated and tested positive, then they will need to sit for a significant period of time. They must be isolated for at least 10 days.
That means Wentz could be available for the Colts with just a few days until their first game of the season against the Seahawks.
Wentz’s COVID situation is another complication the Indianapolis organization will have to endure with the quarterback as he tries to prove he can still play in this league and be a key component for a championship team. Earlier this month, Wentz underwent foot surgery but was showing good signs in training.
There was optimism that Wentz could be the Week 1 starter. It will be just another setback for the franchise to overcome as the second chapter of Wentz’s career quickly approaches.