Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts is sore, but he should be healthier for postseason

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Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts played through pain during Sunday’s game, and he remains sore today. That was the word from coach Nick Sirianni on Tuesday.

Sirianni said he does not know whether Hurts will have lingering pain in his shoulder throughout the playoffs. But with their win over the Giants on Sunday, the Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, so they have a bye this week.

“I’m not sure I can answer that question,” Sirianni said, via video from the team. “We are fortunate that we have two weeks until the next time we play. So, we’re fortunate there. He’s going to be a little bit more healthy than when he was obviously the other day.”

Hurts sprained his right shoulder in a Dec. 18 win over the Bears. He missed two games and probably would have sat out Sunday’s game had the Eagles not gone 0-2 without him.

They did not have the luxury of resting him against the Giants, needing to win to secure the top seed.

Hurts went 20-of-35 for 229 yards with an interception and ran for 13 yards on nine carries.

“He came out sore as expected,” Sirianni said. “He came out of that game sore, because it’s still healing. We didn’t feel like we’re putting him at any more risk of getting more injured, but we knew it was going to hurt him like hell, and he knew it was going to hurt him like hell. But that’s kind of player he is; that’s the kind of teammate he is. He fought through it, because it was important for him to be out there, and he knew how important it was him and to his teammates for him to be out there.”

23 responses to “Nick Sirianni: Jalen Hurts is sore, but he should be healthier for postseason

  1. THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS treated him like fine China ,the NFC EAST knows he is hurt bad ,just biding their time until they can unleash hell on him ,it’s sad ,he’s like a wounded animal and the hyenas are just waiting their turn !

  2. If this is all gamesmanship, Nick needs to be coach of the year hands-down. I personally think it is. I think Hurts could’ve played starting the very next week as he finished up the game two weeks ago without a problem. They clearly didn’t show much against the Giants and deliberately limited him. Now the NFL media gets to talk about him being limited and sore and how healthy he will be when it’s time to play. I think he’s going to be pretty close to 100%.

  3. Everyone is sore, part of this long season. Posture maybe just hope players and coaches are ready for the division round. We shall see. All games go through Philly

  4. The eagles need him at full strength, they’re not getting out of the NFC without that. Hopefully I’m wrong but I’m leaning 49ers right now. Hopefully they can get a little luck & Seattle or NYG can steal one on the road because let’s be real, either one of those teams is a better matchup. Looking at that NYG/MIN game because the only thing I can hold on to hope for in SF/SEA is you never know with division games.

    I just don’t want Dallas because they’d be so fired up, I don’t know how much juice they’d have going into the NFCC. I’d be thrilled if it were Dallas in the NFCC but they ain’t gettin that far.

  5. So he got beat up by a bunch of 3rd stringers in a meaningless game? Yeah, brilliant coaching.

  6. I really hope the Giants can get past the Vikings so we can see them again, full strength, and unleash another epic beating on them. That vanilla gameplan last week will not be seen in the playoffs so good luck in Minnesota because if you can’t beat them you got no shot against the Birds!

  7. If he was hurting that bad they should have met him rest the last week… Minshew could have handled business against the Giants 2nd string.

  8. Ask yourself: Why is Sirianni, after not talking about any player injuries/health/status throughout the season (actually two seasons) all of a sudden a font of information about Hurts “injured” shoulder and that fact that he was “really hurting”? Of course this is all gamesmanship.

    Love this quote about Hurts next game in the divisional round: “He’s going to be a little bit more healthy than when he was obviously the other day.” You can almost hear Sirianni laughing to himself internally as he’s saying this. He’s laying the foundation for the next opponent to think Hurts won’t be allowed to play the way he did throughout the season. And then – in the next game… here comes the designed runs, the RPOs, the RPPs – And the MVP is back.

    It’s all a ruse…and it seems to be working.

  9. Just wait until he starts to get pounded. The playoffs are not kind to running backs wearing QB Halloween costumes.

  10. lasersepi says:
    January 10, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Just wait until he starts to get pounded. The playoffs are not kind to running backs wearing QB Halloween costumes……………………. The only one wearing a QB Halloween costume is Dak Prescott .

  11. I’ll take Jalen Hurts wearing a Halloween costume as a qb over Dak Prescott wearing a Halloween outfit that comes with oversized shoes and a silly red nose in the playoffs

  12. slimglynn says:
    January 10, 2023 at 5:38 pm
    He’ll be healthy enough to lose to the Cowboys or Giants.

    Sorry I couldn’t hear you over Dax’s latest pick 6.

  13. I’m not sure this is anything clever. Other coaches realize when there is gamesmanship. If it’s obvious to us, it’s obvious to the other teams. I doubt whoever they play in divisional round is gonna do anything other than prepare for and expect his best. No one is gonna come off the field after that first series and say ‘holy ish! They fooled us! We thought he was really hurt!’

  14. lasersepi says:
    January 10, 2023 at 4:53 pm
    Just wait until he starts to get pounded. The playoffs are not kind to running backs wearing QB Halloween costumes.
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    I’m surprised you are up on this season’s results, considering you live in 1937.

  15. harrytootsie says:
    January 10, 2023 at 3:51 pm
    THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS treated him like fine China ,the NFC EAST knows he is hurt bad ,just biding their time until they can unleash hell on him ,it’s sad ,he’s like a wounded animal and the hyenas are just waiting their turn !
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    So let me get this straight. The Giants COULD have destroyed him, but chose not to so…they could do it later if they beat the Vikings and wind up playing the Eagles again?

    You’re playing 6D chess my man…I can’t keep up.

  16. harrytootsie says:
    January 10, 2023 at 3:51 pm
    THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS treated him like fine China ,the NFC EAST knows he is hurt bad ,just biding their time until they can unleash hell on him ,it’s sad ,he’s like a wounded animal and the hyenas are just waiting their turn !……..Kirk Cousins is gonna carve up that giants secondary .

  17. Brady beats Cowboys and then goes up to Philly and beats Hurts. It’s happening. I can feel it.

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