Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts sprained his right shoulder against the Chicago Bears. Check out Jalen Hurts sprained shoulder injury.
Jalen Hurts : Sprained shoulder | Broken collar bone
Hurts attended Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas.
Hurts’s father, Averion, was the football coach at Channelview High School throughout his son’s high school career. As a senior, he passed for 2,384 yards with 26 touchdown passes and rushed for 1,391 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Hurts was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore and was named the District 21-6A Overall MVP as a junior during his high school playing years.
He played against the Texas A&M freshman standout running back Trayveon Williams throughout his high school career.
Hurts was rated as a four-star recruit and was ranked among the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2016.
Although Texas A&M made a strong push to recruit Hurts, they ultimately failed in their efforts after Hurts committed to the University of Alabama on June 5, 2015. He was recruited by Alabama’s defensive line coach Bo Davis and offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
Jalen Hurts sprained shoulder
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has suffered a shoulder sprain, CBS Sports Lead NFL Insider Jonathan Jones reported Monday afternoon.
His status for the Eagles’ Christmas Eve game against the Dallas Cowboys is “in doubt,” per Jones, and he could end up missing the next two games, per The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The injury took place during the Eagles’ 25-20 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 15. The 24-year-old got hurt late in the third quarter when Bears defensive end Trevis Gipson tackled Hurts into the ground and put all of his 6-foot-4, 263-pound frame onto his right, throwing shoulder.
Hurts did not miss any time after the hit, and ended up finishing the game 22 of 37 with 315 yards and two interceptions through the air to go along with 17 carries for 61 yards and three rushing touchdowns. He was sacked just once in the win.
Not only was Hurts able to remain in the game after the hit that caused the sprained shoulder, but he was also still able to make incredible passes, like this throw to A.J. Brown for a 68-yard gain.
The Eagles are on the verge of securing the No. 1 seed in the NFC and getting a first-round playoff bye, which would help them if Hurts does need some time to recover.
If Hurts does sit out due to injury, Gardner Minshew would get the start. The Eagles have three games left in the regular season: next week against the Cowboys, followed by games versus the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants.
Broken collar bone
There was no broken collar bone as many wildly speculated. Instead, he has a sprained shoulder and could miss 1-2 weeks.
It’s a shoulder sprain for Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, source says. This does put his status for Saturday’s game in jeopardy.
Some rumors, and the Vegas line for the Eagles game swinging wildly, set Eagles Twitter into panic Monday afternoon. But you can dial back the panic a little bit.
Because the truth is far less dire than many online initially feared. After the Bears game, where Jalen Hurts took some hard hits, he got X-Rays on his shoulder.
Adam Schefter reported that there is a chance Jalen Hurts will not play and that Gardner Minshew will start for the Eagles. A sprained shoulder has a usual recovery time of 1-2 weeks, so it is not a long-term issue. But it seems like he may miss some time.
Thankfully the Eagles do have some room to work with. After their win over the Bears, and the Cowboys’ loss in Jacksonville, the Eagles’ magic number is 1. One win over these final 3 games, or 1 Cowboys loss, will clinch the NFC East for them.
And then they would need just one win or 1 Vikings loss to clinch the top seed in the NFC. The Eagles play the Cowboys in Dallas on Saturday and then come home to face the Saints and Giants in the final two weeks.