Colts put Wentz on COVID list
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Carson Wentz (photo courtesy of Indy Star)

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indianapolis Colts have placed starting quarterback Carson Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Tuesday. The NFL and the NFL Players Association on Tuesday adopted the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that would reduce the quarantine time to five days from 10 days for all players, including those who are unvaccinated, if they are asymptomatic or at least demonstrating that their symptoms are improving, according to a memo obtained by multiple media sources. Wentz has not shed light on why he remains unvaccinated. He missed some time before the start of the regular season because he was a close contact to someone who tested positive in the Colts' organization. If Wentz can't play, rookie Sam Ehlinger, barring the Colts bringing in a quarterback from the outside or going with practice squad quarterback Brett Hundley, will start against the Raiders. The Colts, like many other teams around the NFL, have been hit hard with players going on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wentz is the 15th player currently on the list for the Colts. The Colts (9-6), winners of eight of their past 10 games, are currently the fifth seed in the AFC playoff race. Only one game separates the fifth and 11th seed in the AFC. The Colts can lock up a playoff spot with a victory over the Raiders on Sunday.