Eagles Training Camp Observations, Day 13: Carson Wentz shows this speed

Eagles Training Camp Observations, Day 13: Carson Wentz shows this speed

It was a quiet, uneventful Saturday night for Eagles rookie tight end Dallas Goedert when he signed on Twitter and learned he had broken his arm.

"I was like," I broke my arm? That's new to me, "said Goedert on Sunday with a laugh." Luckily, I could go straight to the source. "

Welcome to 2018, when the most ridiculous unsubstantiated rumor among Eagles fans can cause panic.

It all started when Goedert got home at Linc practice on Saturday and left early.

Then Twitter was crazy.

"Someone" saw him with an air cast. "Someone" heard him break his arm. "Someone" said he was traveling for six to eight weeks.

It does not matter that "someone" did not exist, and that was all a modern version of Whisper Down the Lane, the breeze in which a story becomes more and more distorted the more it's shared.

It did not help that the Eagles team policy is that there will never be a comment about injuries unless it comes from head coach Doug Pederson, and he had met with the media before training on Saturday.

Although there was no reason in the world to believe that Goedert had suffered a serious injury, Twitter was convinced that he had done so.

The reality is that football players get hard every day training.

Most of them do not have broken arms.

"It's pretty crazy," said Goedert. "It's something that makes the social media world overreact people.

"No one was sure I had a broken arm, but they were not sure I had this and that People only said things It was nice that I knew what was going on."

So what happened?

"It's just a minor injury," said Goedert. "Just a little little Nick …

"Should be back in the next day or two, nothing serious, just a bump and a bruise thing, you know?"

Goedert did not practice Sunday. The Eagles are to train Monday and Tuesday before a free Wednesday. They face the Patriots in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Thursday.

Goedert had a good sense of humor about the rumors of his imminent demise.

Here's a 23-year-old kid from a town in South Dakota with a population of 1,241 who played college football at an obscure NCAA FCS school in a city on the border between South Dakota and Minnesota that's suddenly in one of the biggest Markets in the country.

Here happen things that do not happen elsewhere.

In fact, Google "Dallas Goedert" and "broken arm" right now and see what's coming.

It's crazy.

"It's kind of weird," he said. "But we have big fans here and they take care of that and that's why they put it there because it means something to them, it's a pretty cool feeling, but it's weird."

Goedert, the Eagles' rookie in the second round, made a promising debut against the Steelers on Thursday night with four catches for 66 yards, including a touchdown, all in the first half.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "I can not imagine a better debut."

What about the injury itself?

Here's what Goedert had to say when he was asked about his rehab: "Nothing really."

And then he went in a wheelchair to a waiting ambulance, which was taken to the hospital. Must be true! I read it on Twitter!

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