The doctor who repaired Wentz's torn ACL and LCL, Dr. Jim Bradley, told John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, he'd recommend playing it safe.
"It should be a cautious approach," Bradley said Friday in a phone interview. "What's a few games over 12 to 15 years?"
This thought process is obviously one the Eagles medical and coaching staff is considering. Why risk further injury that could wipe out another 10 games just to get him on the field for Week 1? We've seen players come back too soon and regret it -- anyone remember Robert Griffin III's "All in for week 1" Adidas-sponsored mantra? How'd that work out?
As much as Wentz wants to be on the field with his teammates when the season kicks off, it's the team's responsibility to save a player from himself.
Bradley noted that because Wentz's injury was "much more" than a torn ACL, the longer he waits to return lessens the chance of a re-rupture.
Bradley added Wentz is "definitely ahead" of schedule in his rehab, as the quarterback has been all summer. Ahead of schedule and ready to play Week 1, however, are not necessarily the same.