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Report: Carson Wentz trending toward starting Week 1 after surgery

The Colts may get lucky and have their starting QB and OG healthy by Week 1 according to a new report.

Carson Wentz #2 of the Indianapolis Colts and the other quarterbacks on the field during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp at Grand Park on July 29, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

After Carson Wentz had surgery on his foot to remove a piece of bone, the outlook didn’t look good for his ability to play in Week five, let alone Week 1, but things are looking up. Wentz appears close to lining up behind center against the Seahawks for the Colts first game of the season, per ESPN’s Chris Mortenson.

Wentz could also have his stud offensive guard Quenton Nelson back, who had a similar surgery on his foot around the same time. Mortenson did say they were “trending” that way, so there is plenty of room for news to change, but it appears that even if Indianapolis is without the two to start the season, it doesn’t appear that they will miss much time at all.

The Colts are currently -140 to win the AFC South at DraftKings Sportsbook, just behind the Tennessee Titans at -105. Wentz will need to have a comeback season after a horrible 2020 which saw him mercifully benched for rookie Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia.