Jalen Hurts undergoes surgery to correct ankle issue

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

As expected, it was an up-and-down season for Jalen Hurts as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ QB1 during the 2021-2022 NFL season. If you’re looking for the literal definition of a roller-coaster ride, this would be it.

We saw Hurts get off to a torrid start, a 32-6 shellacking of the Atlanta Falcons in the regular-season opener. He navigated the troubled waters of taking the bumps, bruises, and body shots of leading a limited offense that struggled to find its way versus better competition. The second chapter of his professional career ended with an embarrassing playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So, here we are… present day. Year three of the Jalen Hurts experience figures to be a sequel to the story we just read, a year-long audition to see where he stands with the organization.

Before that happens, all of us will shift our attention to the offseason, one that begins in a way that QB1 probably would have hoped it wouldn’t. For the man that led his team to eight wins in 15 appearances a season ago, he’s still taking care of what’s become the most famous ankle in the City of Brotherly Love.

Jalen Hurts has surgery to correct his ongoing ankle issue.

Throw this one in the category of news that we weren’t expecting that still isn’t surprising. Jalen Hurts has made the decision to have surgery. We wondered if it was possible. Reports like the following from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero confirm that it will, indeed, take place. Take a look.

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Hurts’ ankle injury has caused him some discomfort since Week 12. It’s forced him to sit out of action during Week 13’s game versus the New York Jets. It also partially led to the Eagles’ decision to sit him during the regular-season finale versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Early surgery gives him plenty of time to recover and get ready for the next Eagles campaign. Birds fans and enthusiasts everywhere have their fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.