Colts put unvaccinated QB Wentz on COVID list

The Indianapolis Colts have placed starting quarterback Carson Wentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list, putting into question whether he’ll be available for the team’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

Wentz, who is unvaccinated, also was on the COVID list before the season.

As an unvaccinated player, Wentz can be put on the COVID list either as a close contact or for testing positive. If he is a close contact, he must quarantine for five days and can return after that point as long as he tests negative for the coronavirus. If he tested positive, he must quarantine and will be out for at least this Sunday’s game.

If Wentz can’t play, rookie Sam Ehlinger would likely step in.

“We have a plan for the whole team and a plan for certain individuals, Carson being one of them,” Reich said Monday when asked about isolating Wentz from his teammates. “I’m not going to get into specific names. Those things are being talked about and discussed.”

The Colts won last Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals despite missing several players on the COVID list, including their best offensive lineman, Quentin Nelson, and their best defensive player, Darius Leonard. Wentz threw for two touchdowns in the victory.

The Colts (9-6) currently occupy the first wild-card spot in the playoff chase.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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