Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 19, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Eagles ‘Highly Encouraged’ by Carson Wentz’s Rehab Progress

Wentz has set Week 1 of the NFL regular season as his target return date.

The Eagles are flying high about the progress their quarterback is making in his rehab process.

According to Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson, the team is “highly encouraged” by the progress Carson Wentz is making in his effort to return from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee.

Wentz, who tore the ligaments in a game against the Los Angeles Rams on December 10, has set his sights on Week 1 of the regular season as his target return date.

In preparation for that, Wentz has been throwing to teammates on the practice field, but the injured quarterback has not been medically cleared yet, according to his coach.

“He’s making progress each day, and we just continue that process, and he continues to throw and get stronger,” Pederson said. “It’s a fine line, too, this time of year, of maybe trying to do too much, too soon. But our guys are on top of it, he’s on top of it, he’s managing it extremely well, and I’m encouraged with where he’s at.”

Pederson added he wouldn’t rush Wentz back to the field and won’t play him until he is ready.

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