Report: Hurts won’t play today; will be available next week

Posted on January 1, 2023

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will not play today against the Saints but will be available, if needed, next weekend against the Giants, according to an ESPN report.

Hurts suffered a right shoulder sprain on Dec. 18 against the Bears and didn’t play last weekend against Dallas. In the Eagles’ injury report Friday, Hurts was listed as “doubtful”, meaning there was a 25 percent chance he could play.

Hurts could be available next weekend but the Eagles might not need him. If the Eagles win today, they clinch the NFC East and home-field for the playoffs. If the Eagles lose today, they will need to defeat the Giants to win the East and earn home-field.

Gardner Minshew will start at quarterback today against New Orleans.

The Eagles also will be without injured starting right tackle Lane Johnson, nickel back Avonte Maddox and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

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