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Jalen Hurts officially questionable for Sunday’s Week 13 game vs. Jets

We break down the news that Jalen Hurts has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 13 and beyond.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on as he walks off the field after his team’s loss against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Friday update: Hurts is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s Week 13 game against the Jets. Head coach Nick Sirianni is not sure who the starter will be, but there’s a chance Gardner Minshew plays ahead of Hurts in this one.

Thursday update: Hurts was again listed as limited with an ankle injury on the injury report. He appears on track to play, but it would be nice to see him get a full practice in on Friday.

Wednesday UPDATE: Hurts told reporters on Wednesday that he’ll play on Sunday against the New York Jets, per Zach Berman.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts injured his ankle in Week 12 and head coach Nick Sirianni said the injury could impact his Week 13 availability, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sirianni added that he is hopeful Hurts is ready to go against the Jets though. Hurts did finish out the game in their loss to the Giants, but had three interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his passes.

The Eagles have a bye week the following week and Hurts very much needs his rushing ability to give his team the best chance of winning, so sitting him this week isn’t out of the question even if he’s able to go. Gardner Minshew is next up on the depth chart and isn’t an upgrade, but against a bad Jets team, he could play well enough to win.

Fantasy football implications

Hurts remains a good fantasy quarterback even with his three interception day, as his rushing ability boosts his fantasy numbers every week. If he plays, he’s likely able to run or he wouldn’t be out there, so start him as usual.