Jalen Hurts Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws a touchdown pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts may miss Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a sprained shoulder injury.

“Eagles QB and MVP candidate Jalen Hurts is uncertain to play Saturday vs. the Cowboys due to a sprained shoulder that he suffered during Sunday’s win over the Bears, per league sources,” wrote Schefter. “Hurts was hurt late in the third quarter, when Bears’ DE Trevis Gipson drove him into the ground.”

Both the Eagles and Cowboys have wrapped up playoff berths so the game has a little less meaning than it did a few weeks ago. However, there are still home-field advantages to play for, not to mention what it could mean for Hurts’ playoff availability.

The Cowboys had to go several weeks without quarterback Dak Prescott and survived, but the playoffs start in three weeks and the Eagles now have to consider the health of their star quarterback if they want to make a deep run.

Hurts is considered the top candidate right now for NFL MVP, throwing for nearly 3,500 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 747 yards and 13 touchdowns.

If Hurts has to miss some time, his presence will be missed by this team. But as of now, at least, it doesn’t look like a serious injury.

{Adam Scheffer}

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