This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Carson Wentz is one of three members of the Indianapolis Colts who were placed on the list of reservations / COVID-19 on Monday.
Carson Wentz will have to wait even longer to return to the training ground. The Colts placed their starting quarterback, acquired in a high-profile trade, this offseason has been placed on the list of COVID-19.
Joining Wentz on the list are Ryan Kelly and Zach Pascal.
Kelly said he is fully vaccinated, which is remarkable because vaccinated players do not have to be placed on the reserve list to be close contacts.
This means that Wentz has not been vaccinated.
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has not been vaccinated
“It’s a personal decision,” Wentz said in late July when asked about his vaccination status.
“I mean, the COVID situation is real, and you mentioned it. The decision about vaccines is everyone’s personal decision. I like that we respect everyone’s decision here in one way or another, and we need to come together, follow the protocols and do everything we can to not derail this season, ”said Wentz.
Wentz does not have to isolate for five days, meaning the earliest he can return to the team is Monday, Sept. 6, if he tests negative and is asymptomatic. That would mean Wentz only had six drills from training camp to week 1 match vs. Seattle Seahawks after his foot surgery and COVID absence.
For a player trying to rejuvenate his career in a new city for a new fan base, Wentz has already had surgery, and now his “personal choice” not to get the vaccine has prevented him from valuable training time to get ready for a central season for himself and his new team.
His personal choices have influenced countless individuals.