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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 24: Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles on the field during the first half in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

There are just 2 more games left in the regular season. But the injuries are starting to pile up for the Eagles. And to get some insight into which Eagles will be ready to go in week 17 vs the Saints, and for what to watch in the Saints game, “The Best Show Ever?” talked to Tim McManus. Here is some of what Tim McManus had to say in his Week 17 Mid-Week Report.

On Jalen Hurts Status For Week 17 and Going Forward…

“I was there when he took the field. It was the first time we have seen him on the practice field since he injured his right shoulder against the Bears… He was taking part in individual drills. Going through with some light throwing. Short throws and intermediatew throws. Had a little bit of velocity. When you are looking at it big picture, that is good news for Eagles fans. Because if this was a serious injury, you don’t have your Qb out there throwing passes this shortly removed from when he injured himself… 

Taking the temperature of the locker room, I think the expectation in there is that Garnder Minshew is going to be the QB barring a change. That still seems to be the general pulse there… But obviously encouraging news that Hurts is making progress from the shoulder injury.”

On News Lane Will Try To Play through Injury in Playoffs

“I guess we are going to find out. It doesn’t seem all that likely to me… That injury just doesn’t seem like one you would be able to push through successfully. Can a torn lower abdomen really sustain having that anchor? Having to move like you have to move? Absorbing all the impact that you have to in order to stave off a defensive end? I just don’t know if it is humanely possible. But he is going to give it a go. I have my doubts as to what that is going to look like. We know Johnson is a real tough dude… But it seems like a massive feat to be able to do not just for one game but a sustained playoff run.”

Listen to the full interview with Tim McManus here…

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