Jalen Hurts Needed Intense Treatment for Knee Injury Following Commanders Game

Star QB Jalen Hurts' persistent knee injury threatens to disrupt Philadelphia Eagles' successful season.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts required intense postgame treatment on his knee injury following the win over the Washington Commanders.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts required intense postgame treatment on his knee injury following the win over the Washington Commanders. / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of a thrilling win over the Washington Commanders in Week 8. While the defense struggled, Jalen Hurts and the offense carried Philly to the win with a dominant performance.

Hurts' production against Washington came with consequences, though, after the game.

Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer said that Hurts was "more than an hour" late to his postgame press conference because he was getting treatment on his injured knee. Sielski also noted in his column "the length of time" coupled with Hurts' "clipped-but-telling answers ... testified to the seriousness of his injury."

This is certainly not what Eagles fans want to hear about the star QB's health. It's obvious this issue isn't just some one-week thing, and that means it has the potential to disrupt Philadelphia's season if it gets worse.

A report prior to Sunday's game already revealed that Hurts' has been dealing with his injury, which is a bone bruise, for a month now. Even worse, it was re-aggravated against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7, and he appears to be feeling the effects now.

Perhaps Hurts' display against Washington should quell any fears, however. He was on point for nearly the entire game, torching the Commanders' secondary for 319 yards and 4 touchdowns. The fact he could command the offense despite being hampered gives some reason for optimism.

Also going in Hurts' favor is the fact Philly's bye is right after the Week 9 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. That game is sure to be a heavyweight match between two talented division rivals, but if Hurts can emerge unscathed, he'll get some much-needed time to rest his ailing knee.

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