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Eagles' Nick Sirianni confirms Jalen Hurts' shoulder injury, offers vote of confidence in Gardner Minshew

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts suffered a sprained shoulder in Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears, putting his availability in question for Week 16’s showdown with the Dallas Cowboys.

Joining Audacy's SportsRadio 94WIP on Tuesday morning, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni confirmed the QB's injury, but he didn't rule Hurts out this weekend and noted the club doesn't believe it's a long-term issue.

"He sprained his shoulder ... he is attacking his rehab," Sirianni said, via WIP's Eliot Shorr-Parks. "We'll see what happens this week ... not something we deem long-term."

Hurts didn't miss a snap in Sunday's victory over Chicago, finishing out the game 22-of-37 passing for 315 yards and two INTs while rushing for three scores.

An MVP candidate, Hurts has led the Eagles to a 13-1 record, but Philly's main objective is a Super Bowl, and having the dual-threat quarterback as healthy as possible for that run is critical.

Sirianni not ruling out Hurts on Tuesday morning isn't much of a surprise. That can come later in the week.

"There's a chance he can play this week. He's a freak. He heals fast," Sirianni later told reporters on Tuesday. "I will not rule him out this week."

Siranni added: "It'll be more about the healing than the pain because he can play through anything."

Hurts told reporters there's "definitely a chance" that he will play Saturday.

"I'm taking it day by day," Hurts said. "Everybody knows that I'm dealing with something. I think it's pretty public. It's out there. I'm not really one to talk about myself Obviously, being the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles you can't run from that. But I'm taking everything one day a time with it, and preparing for a really good defense."

The Eagles coach offered confidence that Gardner Minshew can step into the void against Dallas and keep Philly moving. His potential start this Saturday would line up with the return of tight end Dallas Goedert, who was activated off injured reserve on Tuesday.

"He's ready to roll when his number is called. ... If he has to go, we have 100% confidence in him. He can ball," Sirianni said of Minshew on WIP.

The Eagles can clinch the NFC East and the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a victory Saturday over the Cowboys.

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