The 2023 NFL season is in full swing, with surprising upsets like the Denver Broncos defeating the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. In addition to the intense on-field battles, this season has made headlines due to some concerning injuries affecting starting quarterbacks, who are often the most pivotal players on their teams.
The unfortunate streak began with a season-ending injury to the New York Jets’ Aaron Rodgers. Since then, several other quarterbacks, including Daniel Jones, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Kirk Cousins, have also suffered blows. Recently, there have been rumors of an injury to Philadelphia Eagles’ signal-caller Jalen Hurts, though it may not be as significant as those affecting the aforementioned veterans.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts’ reported lengthy post-game recovery session
Hurts has not been officially listed on the Eagles’ injury report, but there are reports suggesting he may be dealing with a knee issue. The quarterback was observed wearing a brace during the second half of the match against the Miami Dolphins. NFL insider Dov Kleiman mentioned that he underwent an hour-long treatment on his injured knee after Philadelphia’s recent victory over the Washington Commanders.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports also reported about the injury, saying it was a knee bruise, more specifically a bone bruise. Glazer said the QB has been continuing to play through it as well as hasn’t missed any practices, and that is why he has not been placed on the injury report, via NBC Sports.
The Philly star has been suffering with the bruise for four weeks and aggravated it by taking a helmet to the knee days ago. Nevertheless, he is unlikely to be ruled out of the squad for the upcoming match.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts on win vs Commanders
The Eagles improved their record to 7-1 after securing a seven-point victory against the Commanders. Hurts delivered an impressive performance with 319 passing yards and four touchdowns, propelling his team to the top of the NFC East. Following the win, the veteran quarterback was asked whether he believed it was his best game of the season.
The dual-threat responded by saying, “Must be, if you asking me”
By showcasing his incredible football prowess and executing his unique “tush push” strategy, the 25-year-old ruled the offense of the Philly squad. Besides him, another player played a vital role in the team’s consecutive wins: wide receiver A. J. Brown. Although Hurts and Brown were recently captured in a sideline brawl, the QB didn’t hesitate to heap praise on his teammates as well.
“I’m proud of him as a friend and a quarterback,” he told via John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Brown recorded eight catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns in the day. With this incredible performance, he became the first receiver in the history of the league to amass more than 125 yards in six consecutive games.
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