New Jersey’s Carson Wentson is looking forward to playing in the Super Bowl after a season where he made the most of a bye week to rest and recover from a torn ACL and MCL.
The No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft was a huge reason why the Giants took him in the first round, with the No. 2 overall pick picking in 2018.
But after missing the first six games with a knee injury, Wentz was sidelined for nearly two months while recovering from the injury.
Now, Wentson says he’s back to full health and says he hopes to play in the game next year.
“I feel like I’m in great shape, I feel like my knee is healthy, I felt like I was able to play a lot of football,” Wentz told NJ.com’s Mike Pesca.
“I hope I can get back into the game this year.”
Wentz is currently rehabbing his ACL injury, and after his initial rehab in May, he was able for the first time in months to run and play in a game.
He was the first player to run a 40-yard dash in a professional football game in January and was named to the Pro Bowl.
After his injury, the Giants had to call on the services of former NFL running back C.J. Spiller, who was named the team’s starter in his first game after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
“It’s been a tough few weeks,” Wentson said.
“A lot of hard work, a lot to take off of.
I feel a lot better now.”
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