Monday update: Hurts has been cleared and taken off the injury report for Tuesday’s matchup with Washington. The extra time given him with the rescheduled game appears to have helped him get a bit healthier.
Friday update: Hurts was a full participant at practice on Friday to end the week, though head coach Nick Siriani told reporters the Eagles QB will be questionable on the injury report for Week 15 vs. Washington.
#Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was a full participant in practice today. He'll be listed as questionable, but he's "trending in the right direction, and we're hopeful," per HC Nick Sirianni.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) December 17, 2021
Thursday update: Hurts was limited in practice today with the ankle injury, per Martin Frank.
Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Jalen Hurts is currently dealing with a high ankle sprain and is splitting reps this week with backup QB Gardner Minshew, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Pelissero adds that the dual-threat QB is trying to play, but if not ready, then Minshew would get the start again.
Fantasy football implications
If Hurts cannot play this week, then we should expect a similar type of game plan that we saw from the Eagles a couple of weeks ago with Minshew under center. In Week 13 against the New York Jets, Minshew completed 20-of-25 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns.
Both of his touchdown passes went to tight end Dallas Goedert, who had six receptions (six targets) for 105 yards. The Eagles won’t ask Minshew to drop back to pass a ton on Sunday afternoon and instead lean on their running game with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell.