The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl chances could be contingent on the health of quarterback Jalen Hurts. He played last Sunday, but isn’t 100%, and there’s lots of talk about whether or not he’ll be ready to go for the playoffs.
“Coming into this game, I’ve been really pushing myself beyond measures to try and be available,” Hurts told ESPN, regarding last weekend’s game. “The risk-reward of playing [Sunday], whatever that was, we did what we had to do. We’re the No. 1 seed and we’re NFC East champs and that’s the goal we set out to do. Now I can continue to recover and be ready for the playoffs.”
Hurts has a sprained sternoclavicular (SC) joint, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He got it during the team’s Dec. 18 game against the Chicago Bears.
As for where he’s at now, “I’m feeling better,” Hurts told ESPN. “I’m just taking it day by day. I think the whole world knows I’ve been dealing with something. I think the whole point of that [Giants] game was coming back and getting done what we needed to get done and obviously having this time to rest, so here it is.”