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Jalen Hurts Listed as a Limited Participant in the Eagles' Pre-Game Estimated Injury Report by the Giants

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their first official injury report on Wednesday ahead of their Week 18 game against the New York Giants.

Please note that this report is an estimate because the team performed a walkthrough rather than normal practice.

The big news is that Jalen Hurts has been listed in LIMITED PARTICIPATION.

Hurts had first-team replays during practice, according to Jeff McLane. That seems like a positive sign.

It would have been preferable to see Hurts listed as a full participant rather than a limited one. But it’s possible that this limited listing is a precautionary move. Hurts missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, with Gardner Minshew filling in during his absence.

It remains to be seen whether Hurts’ shooting ability will be affected by the injury. It also remains to be seen how the Eagles use him as a running back. One would think the offense will have fewer QB runs projected than usual when he returns.

Even though Hurts is playing at less than 100%, he’s probably an upgrade over Minshew. The Eagles are hoping to have him back as they enter a game where they can clinch the top spot in the NFC playoff standings with a win (or tie).

Two other players were listed in LIMITED PARTICIPATION: Miles Sanders and Shaun Bradley.

Sanders was limited in practice last week before wearing a knee brace during Sunday’s game. His workload seemed to be limited in part because of his status. Sanders is considering playing the Giants, but the Eagles shouldn’t be counted on to get more than 20 carries.

Bradley suffered an injury in Week 17, but managed to get back into the game. The Eagles are likely getting him into Sunday.

Four players were listed as NOT PARTICIPATING: Josh Sweat, Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox and Zech McPhearson.

Sweat was taken off the field and hospitalized after making a tackle on Sunday. Sweat was released from the hospital on Sunday night and he tweeted that he will be back this season. Nick Sirianni said Sweat was smiling and will likely pester him to play this week. Looks like the Birds should probably play it safe and keep him out.

Johnson is not expected to return until the Eagles’ first playoff game. He is resting until then. The team will likely once again go with Jack Driscoll as their starting right tackle.

Maddox has the chance to play again this season, according to Sirianni. The fact that the Eagles didn’t place him on injured reserve before Week 17 indicates that they think he could play in the NFC Championship Game, if not sooner. Josiah Scott is considering starting in his place for now.

McPhearson was listed as a DNP due to illness. One would expect him to return to training soon.

CJ Gardner-Johnson, Robert Quinn and Brett Toth had their Activated 21-day practice windows on Wednesday. They were able to participate in the walkthrough to some extent. They will be involved in practice for the first time in a little while on Thursday. Of that group, the feeling here is that Quinn has the best chance of playing this weekend.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (Wednesday)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

OT Lane Johnson (groin)
CB Avonte Maddox (toe)
CB Zech McPhearson (illness)
DE Josh Sweat (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

LB Shaun Bradley (wrist)
QB Jalen hurts (right shoulder)
RB Miles Sanders (knee)


NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (Wednesday)

The Giants have listed four players as NOT INTO: starting defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, starting defensive tackle Leonard Williams, center Jon Feliciano and edge rusher Azeez Ojulari.

Lawrence was having a rest day. As a 6’4”, 342-pound man who has played 82% of the Giants’ snaps this year, he seems an obvious candidate to be rested in this week’s game. But we’ll see how New York handles this approach.

Williams is dealing with a neck injury and left the Giants’ Week 17 game early.

Ojulari, who ranks second on the team in sacks, only managed seven snaps in Week 17 before leaving early.

Feliciano was also injured in Week 17.

Giants starting cornerback Adoree ‘Jackson was listed as limited. He hasn’t played since Week 11.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

C Jon Feliciano (back)
DT Dexter Lawrence (non-injury/rest related)
LB Azeez Ojulari (ankle)
DT Leonard Williams (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee)

TOTAL SHARE

S Xavier McKinney (fingers)

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