Report: Jalen Hurts underwent ankle surgery this offseason

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs in for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. The Eagles defeated the Colts 17-16. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jalen Hurts was made a $255M man this week, but it’s not always Sunny in Philadelphia. According to Tim McManus of ESPN, the franchise quarterback underwent surgery on his right ankle during the offseason.

Jalen Hurts undergoes surgery

Hurts missed two games late last year with a right shoulder sprain before returning for the regular-season finale against the Giants. It’s worth noting that these situations are obviously completely separate, as the obvious conclusion to draw is that Hurts missed time last year and then had a surgery.

The proceudre, per McManus, was actually to remove “hardware” inserted when he sprained the ankle in October of 2018 while playing for Alabama. He returned in November of that season.

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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 12: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles barks out the signals during second half of the 2021 Week 1 NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 12, 2021 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

The surgery undergone this offseason was to remove the hardware placed inside the ankle. McManus noted that Hurts returned to his regular offseason workout program after the procedure, so it’s definitely nothing to worry about.

With OTA’s just around the corner, it’s nice to hear that Hurts will be 100% going into his first year as the true franchise quarterback and that the minor surgery was a success.

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