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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts sustained a sprained shoulder

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Philadelphia – Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts He injured his right (throwing) shoulder against the Chicago Bears, league sources tell ESPN, setting up his preparation for Saturday’s game at the Dallas Cowboys.

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A source said it was not considered a long-term injury. If Hurts can’t play Christmas Eve, veteran Gardner Minshaw You will get the call.

A source said any lost time for Hurts would be about restoring strength and function in his shoulder to 100 percent over the long term.

The injury occurred at the end of the third quarter on Sunday against Chicago when Hurts was knocked to the ground by a defensive lineman Travis Gibson After a distance of 3 yards. Hurts remained on the ground for a few moments after the blow but continued to play and ended the game. He threw for 315 yards with two interceptions and ran for 61 yards and three scores in a 25-20 win over Philadelphia.

“It wasn’t the first time I’d been slow [to get up]It won’t be the last, said Hurtz. I played a really physical match, and it was cold as well. We are very happy that we were able to get the win and finally find a way.”

Hurts ran the ball a team-high 17 times on Sunday. The Bears recorded 13 quarterback hits on him, the third-highest total in Week 15, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research. His 184 QB connections on the season are third, behind only Justin Fields of bears (202) f Daniel Jones From the New York Giants (186).

“It was part of our plan for our game against the defense we were looking forward to,” said coach Nick Siriani. “It’s not necessarily centered around the quarterback, but you read things on the backside and sometimes, just like pulling in some fields as well.”

The 13-1 Eagles need just one win to clinch the NFC’s top seed. There’s a good chance Minshew will be the one playing under center against the Cowboys as the Eagles try to finish off division title and home court advantage during the playoffs.

The match streak opened at their selection on Sunday in Caesars Sportsbook. Dallas was favored by 1.5 points on Monday morning, before the streak started to grow at around 2 p.m. ET. The Cowboys were up to a 6-point favorite by 4 p.m

News of Hurts’ injury also affected his odds of winning the regular season MVP award. Hurts started the week as the odds-on favorite, and was listed at -145 on Monday morning in Caesars Sportsbook. At 4 p.m., Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes He was the new favorite at -150. Caesars reported two big bets on Mahomes to win the MVP award from a Colorado bookmaker Monday afternoon, before the news: $10,000 at +210 and $20,000 at +170.

Dallas was a 6.5-point underdog at Philadelphia in Week 6. The Cowboys’ starting quarterback Duck Prescott He missed the first game due to injury.

Minshew, 26, pitched brilliantly for Hurts injury last December, going 20 of 25 for 242 yards with two touchdowns in a win over the New York Jets.

Hurts had a breakout season, accounting for 35 total touchdowns (22 passing, 13 rushing) to tie a franchise record for Randall Cunningham passing for 3,472 yards and rushing for 747 yards in 14 games. He only intercepted five passes and completed 67.3% of his attempts.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and David Purdum contributed to this report.

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