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Hurts returns to practice after missing Patriots game

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Jalen Hurts returned to practice Sunday afternoon, three days after a hospital visit for stomach pain.

Hurts practiced with no restrictions.

The Eagles were off on Friday and had a walkthrough Saturday, so Sunday’s session was the Eagles’ first since the preseason game on Thursday.

Media watched as Hurts participated in all individual and team drills and looked none the worse for wear after his stomach discomfort led to a brief trip to the hospital on Thursday evening.

He took off running several times in one drill, threw the ball effortlessly, took all his reps in team drills and seemed to be back to his usual self.

Hurts did not appear at all on the Eagles' official Sunday injury report.

Hurts complained of stomach pain prior to the game Thursday, and although he warmed up with his teammates — and was seen dancing on the field 45 minutes before kickoff — the Eagles shut him down prior to the game. 

Head coach Nick Sirianni said Hurts wanted to play against the Patriots, but Eagles trainers and doctors disagreed, and he was taken to a nearby hospital to get checked out. He returned to the stadium before the game was over.

Sirianni said Hurts was diagnosed with a stomach infection.

Hurts played only 10 snaps in the Eagles’ preseason opener against the Steelers at the Linc on Aug. 12, completing three of seven passes for 54 yards with two drops.


The Eagles travel to North Jersey on Monday and have joint practices scheduled against the Jets on Tuesday and Wednesday in Florham Park, Morris County. They finish the three-game preseason Friday against the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

Sirianni hinted after the game Thursday that Hurts won’t play against the Jets.

The Eagles on Sunday practiced in the late afternoon in their indoor bubble adjacent to the NovaCare Complex following the cancellation of their 7 p.m. public practice at the Linc because of expected bad weather.

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