Eagles injury updates: Jalen Hurts’ declaration, Josh Sweat’s return

Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Have you ever told a good joke that worked so well you decided to recycle it for a new audience? This is the journalist’s equivalent of that. This isn’t the first time we have made this statement in reference to the Philadelphia Eagles. It does however fit our current state of affairs, so here goes. The band isn’t necessarily back together yet, but more of the ensemble is showing up for practice and playing a few notes.

Josh Sweat returned to the practice field for the Thursday afternoon session on January 12th. Jalen Hurts was also present. QB1 didn’t throw, but he provided some insight into where he is from a physical standpoint.

Buckle up. We have much to discuss.

There’s no way you’re keeping any of the Eagles stars out of the lineup for this postseason run.

So, in the end, despite the efforts of Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni to convince us of another theory, Jalen Hurts is indeed human and doesn’t heal like Wolverine of the X-Men. That’s okay. From what we understand the extra week to heal will do him some good. That’s all that you can hope for with an injury like the one he’s recovering from.

While speaking with members of the media after practice, he discussed how he was feeling. As you might expect, everyone tuned their antennas to pick up what he had to say.

He won’t be one-hundred percent healthy once we reach the kickoff of Philly’s next game, but he’ll play in the Divisional Round. So will Lane Johnson. It appears that Josh Sweat will be available as well.

Who are we kidding? With everything that is on the line, there’s no way that any of the Eagles stars are sitting this one out.

Our last on-field image of Sweat wasn’t one that we enjoyed seeing. He was carted off during the first quarter of Philly’s Week 17 loss to the New Orleans Saints after making what appeared to be a routine tackle. We waited patiently for updates. Positive signs did indeed come.

He had suffered a neck injury but had movement in all of his extremities. He reported he’d be back this season. Another week seemingly guarantees that Number 94 should be good to go.

He spoke with the media as well.

That’s a very positive sign as the Birds prepare for the Divisional Round and their next opponent, whoever that might be. Bookmark this one. We’ll place additional reports below once they are made available.