The Philadelphia Eagles were forced to play the majority of their wild-card round matchup against the Seattle Seahawks without starting quarterback Carson Wentz after he suffered a hit to his helmet that caused him to be removed from the game on Sunday.
The perpetrator from Seattle was defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who said after the game that the incident came on a “bang-bang play” and that he had no intention of injuring Wentz.
Intention aside, the damage was done, and Seattle ultimately won the game 17-9 to advance in the postseason while the Eagles, behind backup quarterback Josh McCown, were sent packing.
After the game, Clowney had some harsh words for supporters watching the Eagles both at Lincoln Financial Field and at home.
“Worst fans in the world,” he said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz posted an update for fans on Instagram the day after he was knocked out of his team’s wild-card round matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
Wentz was removed from Sunday’s game, which Philadelphia ultimately lost 17-9, shortly after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jadeveon Clowney in the first quarter — though the Seahawks defender wasn’t penalized for the hit.
On Monday, Wentz informed fans that he “will be just fine” in a post thanking fans for their “thoughts and prayers” after his injury.
“So dang proud of this team and how we battled and overcame so much this season,” the quarterback began his message before addressing the play that caused him to be taken out of the game.
“Head injuries are a scary thing so I appreciate everybody’s thoughts and prayers,” he said. “Hate not being out there to finish it out with my guys because of a play like that, but it’s the unfortunate part of this game.”