Jalen Hurts Doesn't Practice in Surprising Eagles Injury Update

Jalen Hurts missed practice Saturday with an illness
Jalen Hurts missed practice Saturday with an illness / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles hope to snap a two-game losing streak heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in NFL Week 15, though MVP candidate Jalen Hurts is reportedly battling an illness.

Hurts did not practice Saturday but is expected to play Monday night against Seattle.

See the latest on his status below.

Eagles Injury News: Jalen Hurts Not Practicing With Illness

This is a surprising development for Hurts, who hasn't missed a game due to injury this season. Philadelphia needs a win to keep pace in the race for the NFC's No. 1 seed and the team obviously needs Hurts on the field.

He's thrown for 3,192 yards with 19 TDs while adding 460 yards and 12 scores on the ground. Hurts is the star around which Philly's offense orbits and beating the Seahawks becomes much more difficult if he's limited.

For what it's worth, there hasn't been any indication that he will be limited, though this illness sprang up unexpectedly.

As it stands, the Eagles are three-point favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook. Should bad news develop around Hurts' status, you can expect oddsmakers to view the matchup as a pick-'em. In such a critical week, here's hoping Hurts' performance won't be impacted.

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