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Eagles QB Carson Wentz's ribs still healing; likely out for finale

A CT scan of Carson Wentz's ribs revealed that a hairline fracture has not totally healed, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson revealed Monday, meaning the rookie quarterback is unlikely to suit up for the preseason finale against the New York Jets on Thursday.

"He had the two ribs there, so the 10th one is completely healed and the 11th one still shows about 60 percent, so there's still some injury there with him going forward," Pederson said. Wentz will "probably not" play given where he is in the healing process, Pederson said.

There had been some optimism about Wentz's chances of seeing some time this week against New York after a strong workout before the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. The last hurdle was the CT scan, which turned out to be the equivalent of a stop sign.

Wentz will continue to throw, Pederson said, but will exit the preseason with just a handful of game snaps, all of which came in the opener against theTampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Well obviously, where we are this late in the process as far as training camp goes, it definitely hurts from a young quarterback's standpoint, his position, to fully grasp and understand the offense," Pederson said.

"But I just go back to what I see in the classroom, what I see off the field, his work ethic here, and just what he knows and he understands. And the situation where it is right now with Sam [Bradford] and Chase [Daniel] and then [Wentz] obviously going into the season as a third, it doesn't concern me as much right now."

Wentz was the second overall pick in the draft out of North Dakota State.

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