INDIANAPOLIS — It’s possible that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will be a factor in Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Head Coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that Wentz will start Sunday’s game if he clears the league’s COVID protocols.
Sunday will be Wentz’s fifth day of COVID protocol, according to Reich.
Under modified NFL policy announced Tuesday, asymptomatic players who test positive are only required to isolate for five days instead of 10, regardless of vaccination status.
Players must also be fever-free (without the aid of medication) for 24 hours and not exhibit any symptoms. They won’t be required to test negative and are to self-report any symptoms.
With Wentz’s status for Sunday undetermined, Reich has Sam Ehlinger slotted in to start at QB.
“At this point, Sam is our starter,” Reich said.
The Colts on Wednesday announced that five players have been released from the Reserve/COVID-19 list: guard Mark Glowinski, guard Quenton Nelson, defensive end Kemoko Turay, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin and tight end Farrod Green (practice squad). All five are expected to practice this week.