Jalen Hurts, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has a sprained shoulder and was also battling a bug ahead of the divisional playoff game against the New York Giants. The two sides lock horns at the Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
According to FOX broadcast, Hurts was battling a bug Friday and said he is “no where near 100%” with his sprained shoulder.
Hurts suffered a shoulder injury back on December 18. He led scoring drives on the Eagles’ first two possessions as they took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against the Giants in the NFC Divisional Round game Saturday night.
He was a perfect 7-for-7 for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns, the first a 16-yard completion to Dallas Goedert, who caught the ball with his left hand in stride and continued into the end zone. The second was a 9-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith. It was clear that all restrictions about Hurts taking a hit to the shoulder should have been taken off.
These two NFC East rivals are meeting for the third game this season after the Eagles swept the Giants in the regular season in Weeks 14 and 18. The winner will move ahead to face either the No. 5 Dallas Cowboys or the No. 2 San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 29.
Hurts missed Weeks 17 and 17 of the regular season, but he did play in Week 18 against the Giants. In that match, Hurts was 20 of 35 for 229 yards and an interception, and he rushed nine times for 13 yards. The eagles won the game 22-16.
Earlier, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars to punch their ticket to the AFC Championship Game.