Head coach Chris Klieman said Carson Wentz will miss six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his throwing wrist.The injury happened sometime during the 24-21 loss to the University of South Dakota on Saturday. An NDSU release said the injury was thought to be a sprain, until further tests revealed something worse. He is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday.“Carson means a lot to this program both on and off the field, and nobody on this team is more disappointed about this setback than he is,” said Klieman. “We’re still going to count on him to help lead this team and mentor our younger players.”
Wentz, who played every down against the Coyotes, put up impressive numbers through six games completing 114 of 179 passes for 1,474 yards, 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder has been a big reason why numerous NFL scouts have made their way to Bison home games this season. His absence means freshman Easton Stick will get his first start. His backup is sophomore Cole Davis. Stick rushed three times for 24 yards against Weber State and also appeared against North Dakota. He traveled with the Bison all season as a redshirt in 2014. Davis played in five games last year and appeared in the Weber State game this year.