Jalen Hurts made great strides for the Philadelphia Eagles in practice this week, but he may not go against the Saints.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Hurts is graded as ‘doubtful’ for Sunday’s matchup.
#Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (shoulder) is doubtful to play Sunday, but sources say he made significant strides this week in returning to practice and the team is very confident he’ll return in the short term. Hurts has been pushing to play, but his health and safety comes first. pic.twitter.com/NZKPFkzXCT
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 30, 2022
He sustained a sprained SC joint to his shoulder in Philadelphia’s 25-20 victory over Chicago. The second-year starter did not play against the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve. He wants to help the Eagles secure the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs and earn home-field advantage. Nick Sirianni, head coach of the Eagles, said Hurts’ health and safety come first. He has pushed all week and the team is confident he will return in the short term. It looks like we may see Garnder Minshew against New Orleans.
Hurts is a leading candidate for NFL’s Most Valuable Player. He has 3,472 passing yards and 35 total touchdowns.
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