The team announced Monday that Hurns has a core injury and is seeing a specialist in Philadelphia.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Hurns should be OK as he has been dealing with it all season and that this visit, ahead of a short week, was previously scheduled. NFL Media's Jeff Darlington added Tuesday that signs point toward Hurns suiting up Thursday night against Tennessee.
That Hurns has been playing this entire season with abdominal injuries makes his production even more outstanding. On Sunday, he caught a touchdown for the seventh game in a row, a franchise record and the best mark in the NFL since Dez Bryant's seven-game run in 2012. He is now past the halfway point of breaking the league's all-time record set by Jerry Rice back in 1986-87.
Here's what else we're watching on Monday's injury front:
- Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to miss Sunday and potentially next Thursday night after suffering a left AC joint sprain, Rapoport reported, per sources informed of his injuries. The Eagles are expected to start Mark Sanchez against the Buccaneers. Bradford also suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. It may be too much to ask for the Eagles quarterback to overcome both injuries in six days.
- Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is battling a case of plantar fasciitis, a source informed of the injury told Rapoport on Monday, and has been for more than a week. He experienced discomfort after the turf against the Colts, and had more Sunday. There was some additional pain and inflammation, along with small tearing. Manning will sit against the Bears and backup Brock Osweilerwill start in place the veteran for at least one game, coach Gary Kubiak told the media.
Wide receiver Justin Hunter will also go on season-ending IR with a broken ankle he suffered in Sunday's loss.
- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins after rehabbing from a broken collarbone, coach Jason Garrett said. He hasn't played since the Cowboys' last win -- a 20-10 victory over the Eagles in Week 2. Linebacker Sean Lee (concussion) has been cleared to return to practice, Garrett said. Lee didn't play in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.