Eyeing Week 1 return, Wentz says he fought being envious of Foles in Super Bowl

PHILADELPHIA-Carson Wentz said Tuesday that Week 1 this season remains his target date for returning from knee surgery. The Eagles quarterback said he tries not to stare at the calendar and look ahead toward future steps in his rehab process, and...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tosses a football prior to Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Charles LeClaire / USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA-Carson Wentz said Tuesday that Week 1 this season remains his target date for returning from knee surgery. The Eagles quarterback said he tries not to stare at the calendar and look ahead toward future steps in his rehab process, and he stressed that he will not rush anything.

"We've started the running progression, and all those things," said Wentz, who went down with ACL and LCL tears Dec. 10 at the Los Angeles Rams. He said he did not want to delve into details of his recovery, but "I feel good. ... I'm happy with where I'm at."

The former North Dakota State star acknowledged that despite his close friendship with backup Nick Foles, watching Foles lead Wentz's team to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history was difficult.

"I learned a lot about myself. ... My faith really helped me through it. ... You gotta fight" the tendency to feel envious, Wentz said. He said if it had to be someone other than himself accepting the Lombardi Trophy and the MVP award, he was glad it was Foles.

Several Eagles players spoke on the second day of the team's offseason conditioning program. Earlier, Malcolm Jenkins said he doesn't know all the details of Michael Bennett's arrest in Houston, but "it seems like they want to make an example" of Bennett, who has been outspoken on racial issues involving the police.

Middle linebacker Jordan Hicks said his rehab from Achilles tendon surgery has gone very well, but Hicks did not want to predict that he will be 100 percent when training camp starts.

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