Your Friday Morning Roundup

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After inconclusive scans on his back on Wednesday, Carson Wentz later learned he has a fractured vertebra. And Wentz reportedly wasn’t made aware of the fracture, according to 97.5 the Fanatic’s Jason Myrtetus.

So it appears the franchise quarterback’s season is done and Nick Foles will take over. The best thing to do from a health and long-term standpoint is to not play him this week against a really good Rams defense. With proper rest, he’ll fully recover. The Eagles might not be in playoff contention by the end of the week so it makes sense to not play Wentz in their final two games against the Texans and the Redskins.

Could it be a reason why he hasn’t thrown the ball that far down the field a ton this year?

But with this injury that’s lingered all year, the focus shifts towards the medical staff. How was this not detected earlier in the year? Is this another misdiagnosis for a star player? The team changed head athletic trainers in the offseason with some members of the medical staff staying. Emmanuel Acho wasn’t surprised and ripped the medical staff, current and past.

I bet there’ll be more questions raised as the season concludes and as we head into the offseason. But for now, the Eagles are focused on the Rams than injuries.

The Roundup:


The Sixers host the Pacers tonight at 7:30 PM on ESPN and NBC Sports Philadelphia. They hope to rebound after Wednesday night’s loss to the Nets.

We have some Markelle Fultz news. Trade news. According to Liberty Ballers, the Pistons and Magic have “recently demonstrated interest” in trading for Fultz. Rod Beard of The Detroit News dives deeper on the Pistons’ interest.

Because the Pistons dealt their 2018 first-round pick in January’s big trade to obtain Blake Griffin, it appears very unlikely that they would include another first-rounder in a deal for Fultz. In that case, the potential trade pieces could include expiring contracts, such as Ish Smith ($7 million) or Reggie Bullock ($2.5 million) or a promising young player that the Sixers covet.

Both Smith and Bullock would interest the Sixers because they seek smaller contracts and 3-point shooting after acquiring Butler. They already have three centerpieces in Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.


After the brutal loss to the Flames on Wednesday, the Flyers continue their western Canada road trip tonight as they take on Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Puck drop is at 9 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia +.


Andrew McCutchen’s contract is back-loaded with money. It could be a good thing.


Temple officially introduced new football head coach Manny Diaz.

How do Philadelphia’s stadiums and arenas rank in food inspection compared to the rest of country?

SugarHouse launches their sports betting operations.


In other sports news, the Chargers had a comeback win over the Chiefs and clinched a playoff spot. Stephen A. Smith gave a good preview of the game yesterday.

James Harden put up 50 points in the Rockets’ win over the Lakers.

Suns owner Robert Sarver is “100 percent” committed to keeping the team in Phoenix despite concerns he might move the team to Seattle or Las Vegas.


In the news, the largest Wawa ever has opened in Center City.

There were plenty of fake bomb threats demanding bitcoin funds yesterday.

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1 Comment

  • Ken Kaplan December 14, 2018 at 9:23 am

    We’ll give you some of our real shit for Fultz.

    No thanks.

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