Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts doubts whether he will face the New York Giants on Sunday, but he is “on the right track,” according to Nick Siriani.
Before practice Friday, the Eagles coach said Harts looked good in practice and has a good chance to play depending on how the rest of Friday goes. Due to this, he has missed the last two games and has had limited training this week.
“Let’s see what happens today,” Siriani said. “But he’s on the right track. We feel good about it, but we’ll have to see how the day goes.”
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During practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Hearts experienced the early part of practice and threw the ball without any apparent discomfort. I experienced a ball security drill that featured hitting a . He was barred from similar training late last week.
During the limited portion of practice open to the media on Friday, Hurts joined his teammates in stretching. He’s also been running on the first-team offense, according to Jeff McClain of The Inquirer, and his teammates, including backup quarterback Gardner Minshew, say he looks poised to make a comeback. .
“He’s great,” said Minshew. “He’s a weirdo. He’s back where he needs to be. I’m thrilled to see him — move forward no matter what happens.”
Hearts have made impressive progress, but there are still hurdles to clear and as a result the team has avoided a final declaration on injury report status. Because of this, Hertz was not shown to reporters. This suggests that the situation is still fluid.
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“I’m not quite there yet,” Siriani said when pressed about Hearts’ status. “We’re still thinking about everything.
The Eagles (13-3) enter the final game of the regular season and have a chance to earn the NFC’s No. 1 seed and a first-round bye week (and home field advantage) along with it. If the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers are tied, the Eagles will be demoted to the fifth seed. The team has lost both of his games, the Hearts are out and the offense is out of New Orleans’ lethargic performance against the Saints.
If Hearts returns, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen admitted at a press conference Thursday that keeping him out of harm’s way would be a factor in the team’s offensive game plan. He said the risk of aggravating his shoulder would be a factor in his decision to play him.
“Everything is considered,” said Sirianni. “…if they’re not fully healed and they could get further injured, we think about that all the time. We don’t want to put them in that position.”
“If he’s ready to play, we’ll play with him,” he added. After practice, after today’s rehab, all the different things we’re ready to do, contacts, hits, throws, are obviously taken into account.”
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Sirianni also said safety CJ Gardner-Johnson could be off the disabled list after missing the past five games with a torn kidney. Gardner-Johnson, who returned to practice earlier this week, would be a welcome addition to a defensive secondary that has already been without starting slot cornerback Abonte Maddox.
“He’s doing a good job,” Siriani said. “Again, we’ll see how practice goes today and how everything goes throughout practice today, but he’s doing a great job and I’m looking forward to it.”