Colts place Carson Wentz on reserve/COVID list: Is Carson Wentz vaccinated?

Carson Wentz is one of three members of the Indianapolis Colts that was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

Carson Wentz will have to wait even longer to return to the practice field. The Colts placed their starting quarterback that was acquired in a high-profile trade this offseason has been placed on the reserve-COVID-19 list.

Joining Wentz on the list is Ryan Kelly and Zach Pascal.

Kelly said he is fully vaccinated, which is notable because vaccinated players don’t need to be placed on the reserve list for being close contacts.

This means Wentz is not vaccinated.

Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is not vaccinated

“That’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 as far as vaccines is everybody’s personal decision. I like around here we respect everybody’s decision one way or the other, and we are going to rally together, follow the protocols and do everything we can to do not derail this season,” said Wentz.

Wentz will not have to isolate for five days which means 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 practices from training camp to the Week 1 game vs. the 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” to not get the vaccine has prevented him from valuable practice time to get ready for a pivotal season for himself and his new team.

His personal choice has affected countless individuals.

Source: FanSided

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