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Eagles' Carson Wentz says his back isn't 100% healed: 'Some of this stuff takes time'

Wentz suffered a back injury that ended his 2018 season early, marking the second year in a row he missed out of the postseason.

Carson Wentz still is recovering from the back injury that derailed his 2018 season.

The Eagles quarterback revealed his back isn't 100% healthy after he suffered a stress fracture at the end of last season, but that he feels good and expects to be ready to go for the start of 2019.

Wentz told the media Monday he has started running and throwing the ball as the team began offseason conditioning, but admitted he's "week-to-week."

When asked if he expects to be ready by OTAs at the end of May, Wentz said, "That's the plan."

"But there really is no timetable, no rush. But I feel good with the progression I've been on."

Wentz being sidelined for the final three games of the Eagles' regular season was a heartbreaker, since it marked the second season in a row he had to miss the postseason.

He said he's being patient now and that he is going off of how he feels, not whether if he's completely healed at this point.

"It's still getting there. It's still getting there," Wentz said of his back. "Some of this stuff just takes time, but that's not really the main concern, it's just kind of how I feel. I feel pretty good with where I'm at."

Wentz added he understood that people are questioning whether he's a franchise quarterback, given his list of injuries in his three short years in the NFL. Despite a stellar campaign in 2017, Wentz suffered a torn ACL that saw him miss playing with the Eagles as they clinched the Super Bowl that year.

"I get it. I get it," he said. "I'm looking forward to putting those (questions) behind me. I understand it's a part of this league, it's a physical league and things happen. But it's one of those things that's out of my control, and I look forward to putting that behind me."

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