By Harry Allison
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent successful ACL surgery today, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Dr. James Bradley performed the ACL surgery in Pittsburgh. No recovery time has been given.
Dr. James Andrews believes Wentz’s recovery time should take nine-to-12 months, but holds Dr. Bradley in high regard. Via Mortensen, Dr. Bradley is very highly reputable on ACL and LCL repairs.
Dr. Robert Klapper, a Beverly Hills-based orthpoaedic surgeon, told 24/7Sports that the recovery time will be shorter than expected for Wentz based on the how he suffered the ACL injury.
“Wentz was hit with his leg full straight, fully extended, and not flexed,” Klapper said. “Because his knee was not bent, the MCL and LCL are taut. If you are hit when your knee is flexed, you can see there’s more redundancy, it becomes sloppy. When Wentz was injured his knee was fully extended. These ligaments were taut. That’s why he was able to play four more plays.
“Less injury occurred to the knee. That’s why he should be able to come back quicker than usual.”