June 13, 2024

In the second quarter, Hurts injured his middle finger on his throwing hand by jamming it on a Giants rusher while attempting to make a pass. Hurts went to the medical tent and had his finger wrapped up, but he returned to the game on the next Eagles possession and played until the Giants pulled away with a 24-0 lead. Sirianni then chose to sit a number of starters, including Hurts.

On Monday, a source confirmed to The Inquirer that Hurts did not fracture his finger on the play. With the Eagles playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round next Monday, he now has an extra day of rest built into the schedule for the week. Sirianni praised Hurts for his toughness and willingness to return to the game against the Giants despite a right middle finger injury.

“This guy has played through a lot of different things and hats off to him because […] I don’t want to say anyone can play when your body feels good, but it’s when your body’s feeling the way I know all our guys are feeling, and particularly Jalen, the fact that they played through those things speaks to how tough they are, and Jalen is right there at the top of the list and how tough he is,” Sirianni said.

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Sirianni was optimistic about Hurts’ status for the first round of the playoffs given his franchise quarterback’s fortitude. “We’ll see as the week progresses, but I know he’s going to be sore,” Sirianni said. “There’s no doubt about that, and I know that finger is going to get stiff and he’s going to have to go through hard work to make sure that he’s ready to go. But I have no doubt that he’s going to do everything he can do to do that, and that he’ll be able to play through his bumps and bruises because I’ve seen him do it.

“I’ve seen him do it over and over and over again. And, you guys can ask him more about that question when y’all talk to him, but, man, I can’t say enough for how tough he is, and he’ll do everything he can do to play and play at a high level this Monday night.”

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