Eagles QB Jalen Hurts evaluated for concussion vs 49ers, cleared for return

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was checked for a concussion and briefly left Sunday's game against San Francisco in the fourth quarter, returning after a visit to the locker room.

Hurts was 17-of-29 passing for 196 yards and scored a rushing touchdown before he was forced out late in the game. Hurts, last season's NFL MVP runner-up, jogged off the field in the fourth and went straight to the locker room.

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Marcus Mariota took over at QB, and San Francisco scored on the next drive for a 35-13 lead.

Hurts returned to the sideline during the Eagles' next possession and replaced Mariota mid-drive with about nine minutes left. He marched Philadelphia into the red zone and completed a 2-yard TD to DeVonta Smith.

Hurts had led the Eagles to an NFL best 10-1 record headed into Sunday. He had been 27-2 over his last 29 regular-season starts.


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