PHILADELPHIA (94 WIP) -- In 2015, at North Dakota State, Carson Wentz broke his wrist. During his NFL rookie season in 2016, Wentz missed the entire preseason after suffering a hairline fracture in his ribs. On Dec. 10, 2017, Wentz suffered a Grade 3 tear of the ACL and LCL in his knee. And Wentz missed the remainder of the season after Dec. 12 with a back injury.
The Philadelphia Eagles' franchise quarterback is starting to develop an injury-prone label.
""Being prone to injury, I look forward to — number one — just putting that behind me," Wentz told "Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show" on Thursday.
"This is a contact game. You can't control a lot of things, but what I can control I'm going to and do everything I can to stay healthy and I look forward to kind of putting this, like I said, behind me. But it's not going to change my outlook. You can't go out playing afraid of injury, but at the same time I already feel like throughout these first couple years, I've learned different ways to protect myself, to avoid injury, off the field things to get your body fresh and back out there. Obviously, this season maybe didn't show that because I got hurt again. But you're learning a lot, and there are just certain things you can't control."
Wentz admitted that he hoped to play through the back injury this past season, but ultimately was informed it was too risky.
Wentz also answered questions about the PhillyVoice article where six unnamed teammates spoke out against him, calling him selfish.
"When there is criticism in different things and people point it out to you, you're going to take it to heart," Wentz said. "Some of the story didn't quite line up with what I remember, but the overall nutshell is if someone had these issues, I'd love to talk to them."
Wentz also talked about his relationship with Nick Foles.
"We're great friends off of the field," Wentz said. "I love everything he stands for, but to some extent, we're different, too. We see the game different, and we kind of have different approaches to the game, too."
Most agree Wentz, whose 2nd annual AO1 charity softball game will be held May 31 at Citizens Bank Park (tickets went on sale Thursday), came off as humble and authentic once again.