Frustrated Wentz eager to shed injury-prone label
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Carson Wentz shared his frustration about his season-ending back injury on Monday following the Philadelphia Eagles' divisional-round loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Wentz said the full extent of the injury wasn't discovered until after a Week 14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and it was too risky for him to return to the lineup, according to NBC Sports' Reuben Frank.

Though doctors told him the injury won't return "once we get it under wraps," according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the young signal-caller admitted it was difficult to not be a part of the team's playoff run.

"Super frustrating," Wentz said, according to Frank. "To be on the sideline for the playoffs two years in a row is tough."

"I still have zero games of postseason football under my belt," he added, according to 94WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks.

The 2018 season marked the second straight campaign that ended with Wentz out of the lineup. He tore his ACL in December 2017 and missed the Eagles' Super Bowl run. The former No. 2 overall pick's injury history has led pundits to question his durability.

"I look forward to putting (the injury-prone label) to rest over the next couple of years," he said, according to Garofalo.

Backup quarterback Nick Foles thrived in Wentz's absence, capturing Super Bowl LII MVP and leading the Eagles to the playoffs in 2018. Foles has a mutual option in his contract due this offseason, however, leaving his future in Philadelphia up in the air.

"I love Nick and whatever happens was meant to happen and I think we're all going to have success," he said, according to Frank. "The team is going to what's best for the team."

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