December 19, 2022
On the heels of Jimmy Kempski's report that Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts got X-rays after the win against the Bears on Sunday, there's a new injury report on QB1 from NFL Network reporters Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport:
#Eagles star QB Jalen Hurts’ status is in doubt for Saturday’s game against the #Cowboys because of a sprained throwing shoulder suffered in the third quarter Sunday, sources tell me, @RapSheet and @MikeGarafolo. The injury isn’t considered long term. pic.twitter.com/k3sMH8aiPo— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 19, 2022
Hurts carried the ball 17 times in Chicago and took a couple of big hits. Luckily for the Eagles, it appears this isn't a long-term concern.
Rapoport indicates that backup quarterback Gardner Minshew may get the start in Dallas on Saturday:
There is a real chance the #Eagles start QB Gardner Minshew this weekend. MVP candidate Jalen Hurts’ status is in doubt because of a sprained throwing shoulder, per me, @TomPelissero and @MikeGarafolo. pic.twitter.com/vjtpGaqAK1— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 19, 2022
The Eagles need to win just one of their three remaining games to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Perhaps Minshew can lead them to that on Christmas Eve, but they will have other chances to lock in that 14th win if they come up short against Dallas. The Eagles host the Saints in Week 17 and the Giants in the Week 18 season finale.
Following the injury news, the Eagles are now six-point underdogs against the Cowboys.
Is Minshew Mania incoming for Birds fans? Maybe he can channel some 2006 Jeff Garcia vibes.
[UPDATE: 4:42 p.m.]
NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark indicates that Hurts should be ready for the playoffs:
I’m told there is no doubt:— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 19, 2022
Jalen Hurts will be ready for the playoffs. I’m told the sprained shoulder is not considered serious.
Jalen’s status for Saturday in Dallas is in doubt.
Source says x-rays were negative. Nothing was broken. An MRI diagnosed a sprained right shoulder pic.twitter.com/FlZhjSIM0o
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