The Philadelphia Eagles are headed into Week 15 to play the Washington Football Team. However, quarterback Jalen Hurts still remains questionable after two weeks of rest.
Hurts suffered a left ankle sprain late in the game against the New York Giants on December 28. Last week, he remained out against the New York Jets and had a week off as the team was on their bye. Though head coach Nick Sirianni states Hurts is “trending upward,” there is still uncertainty about who [Hurts or Minshew] will start on Sunday.
Sirianni stated, “I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, just like I didn’t know last week exactly what was going to happen. You want to make sure that you’re covered if one guy can’t play. So that’s it.”
Nick Sirianni said Jalen Hurts and Gardner Minshew will split reps at today’s walkthrough, as they did two weeks ago prior to Jets game.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) December 15, 2021
Both Jalen Hurts and backup quarterback Gardner Minshew will split reps this week. Minshew played against the Jets, his first start with Philadelphia. The 25-year-old completed 20 of 25 attempts for 242 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Today Hurts stated, “It’s been a day-by-day thing. Coming in here every day, doing everything in my power to make myself available for my team. That’s been my mindset; that’s still my mindset. Trying to be available for the team.”
Hurts is said to have a high ankle sprain which can have a recovery time of up to four weeks. As of Wednesday’s practice report, he was listed as limited.
A win on Sunday against Washington would keep Philadelphia in playoff contention. Both teams are currently 6-7.