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Eagles fans weigh in on Wentz's injury, Foles' return

'This is the curse of the Philadelphia Eagles'

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - Lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan Diane Rohrbach of Muhlenberg Township was crossing off Eagles items on her Christmas list at the Schuylkill Valley Sports store in a state of disbelief following Sunday night's game in Los Angeles.

"I can't believe what they did, but then again, we lost [Carson] Wentz," Rohrbach said. 

With quarterback Carson Wentz out following an ACL injury, Nick Foles, the 2013 Eagles pro-bowler, will resume his role as starting quarterback.

"The way everybody's talking about on the sports channel, they're all happy at least we have him," Rohrbach explained. 

Despite the devastating injury, NFC East championship shirts and hats are hot-sellers, as are Wentz jerseys.

"We were fortunate enough to just get a bunch in. We're still selling them. We've sold two or three today already," said Schuylkill Valley Sports store manager Tim Kistler.

As for Foles, according to Kistler, his gear might be harder to come by.

"Nike, I believe, is pretty much out of blank Eagles jerseys, so at this point, I don't think they'd be able to produce Foles jerseys," Kistler said. 

Jennifer McGinn saw the rollercoaster of Eagles fan emotions first-hand while working at a local sports bar.

"It was wild and crazy until Wentz got hurt," she said, "and it was dead silent."

She thinks it's just another sign of the storied Philadelphia sports jinx.

"I just think this is the curse of the Philadelphia Eagles," McGinn explained. 

Now, the Eagles will look to keep their Super Bowl hopes high with Foles behind center.

Kistler said he thinks it’s the chance Foles has really been looking for.

"He's got a great opportunity to show what he can do," Kistler said.


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