Eagles QB Jalen Hurts returned to the lineup for last Sunday’s win over the Giants, but with a altered game-plan. The coaching staff wanted to limit his running, to let his shoulder sprain not take a lot of contact.
Hurts spoke on Thursday after he did not throw in practice earlier in the day, still bothered by a right shoulder injury. He acknowledged that the Eagles earning the NFC’s No. 1 seed and first-round playoff bye will be extra beneficial to him while he works through the shoulder discomfort.
“It’s a good thing there’s a bye week,” Hurts said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Hurts wouldn’t deny the chance that he could still be less than 100% healthy for the Eagles’ first playoff game next Saturday or Sunday, adding: “But I’ve played injured before.”
Hurts completed 20 of 35 passes for 229 yards and an interception, in Sunday’s victory over the Giants. It was his first action since suffering the shoulder injury in Week 15 against the Bears.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. Photo courtsey of Eagles Nation – Twitter