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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is expected to start Monday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, a source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hurts has been battling an illness and was listed as questionable when the sickness worsened over the weekend.
Despite battling illness and flying to Seattle separately from the rest of the team, Eagles’ QB Jalen Hurts is expected to start tonight’s game vs. the Seahawks,’per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 18, 2023
Action News was there as Hurts arrived at Lumen Field Monday afternoon.
Hurts headed to the locker room. pic.twitter.com/3Fc7N9ffs2— Gabriella Galati (@ella_galati) December 18, 2023
The quarterback traveled to Seattle separately from the team to try to avoid getting anyone else sick.
There also are no assurances on the playing status of Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who is questionable with a groin injury.
Hurts’ chances of playing in Seattle were improved by the flexing of Eagles-Seahawks to “Monday Night Football” instead of the originally scheduled game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. If the Eagles-Seahawks game were played Sunday as originally planned, Hurts would have had a tougher time playing.
Hurts, 25, did not practice Saturday. The 2022 Pro Bowler has passed for 3,192 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and has scored 12 rushing touchdowns this season, tied for the second most in the NFL.
Birds clinched 3rd straight playoff berth
The Eagles have officially clinched a playoff spot on Sunday night. It’s the team’s third straight postseason trip.
The Birds clinched following losses by the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and wins by the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers during Week 15.