QB Jalen Hurts wears leg brace for 2nd half of Eagles’ win

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts performed the second half of Sunday evening's 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins with a brace on his left leg.

Hurts didn't go into a lot element postgame, however a supply mentioned it is believed to be a knee damage.

“I will be tremendous,” Hurts mentioned, although when requested if it is one thing that may have an effect on him shifting ahead, he responded, “I hope not.”

Hurts on Sunday rushed 11 instances (together with three kneel downs) for 21 yards and a landing whereas throwing for 279 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He rushed thrice within the second half.

Hurts gave the impression to be grimacing as he jogged off the sector after the sport. Teammates indicated he was performed by ache.

“I do not need to put his enterprise on the market, however he is a tricky particular person,” mentioned receiver A.J. Brown.

“Our fashion of play, generally he scrambles out and will get nicked up,” added proper sort out Lane Johnson. “However he does an excellent job. He by no means actually reveals it or complains or something.”

Hurts was late popping out of the tunnel for the second half and backup Marcus Mariota warmed up on the sideline in his absence, creating some confusion about who could be beneath middle when the offense retook the sector.

Coach Nick Sirianni, although, mentioned it wasn't unsure that Hurts would proceed taking part in.

“He performed the remainder of the sport and performed at a really excessive stage,” Sirianni mentioned. “I believed he performed actually excellent. Man, he's a competitor. There may be no person else I'd reasonably be our quarterback. He performed his butt off tonight. He is powerful.”

Hurts had a pair of giveaways within the recreation, together with a pick-six, upping his turnover whole to 10 on the season – second-highest behind Desmond Ridder of the Atlanta Falcons. He has thrown an interception in a career-high three straight video games.

However he continues to generate factors and Philadelphia retains successful, enhancing to 6-1 on the yr.

On an evening the place the Eagles donned the throwback Kelly inexperienced jerseys, he tied Randall Cunningham for many speeding touchdowns by an Eagles quarterback (32).

“It is loopy,” Hurts mentioned. “Type of cool to do this carrying his outdated jersey.”

When requested what's in retailer this week by way of following up on his damage, Hurts mentioned: “Nothing an excessive amount of. Simply prepare for the following opponent.”

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