While the ‘tush push’ has become an unstoppable weapon in the Philadelphia Eagles’ arsenal, it has cost them the fitness of Jalen Hurts. Hurts, the young Eagles quarterback, appeared to be struggling with his knee during the Eagles’ win against the Washington Commanders. Despite the success of the ‘tush push’, fans think it is high time to get it banned.
Last night, Jalen Hurts put in an impressive performance against the Commanders despite sustaining a knee injury during the game last week against the Dolphins. However, Hurts reportedly had to receive treatment for more than an hour after the game on his injured knee. Moreover, Hurts also injured his back last night and will need an MRI to understand the severity of the knock.
Hurts has been playing hurt since at least last week but he’s toughing it out for Philly
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 30, 2023
Following this, several NFL fans taking to social media platforms and urging for the ‘tush push’ to be banned. While some praised Hurts’ resilience, others took a tough stance against the strategy with which the Eagles have enjoyed much success. One user wrote, “Ban the tush push, can’t help having multiple 250+ pounders landing on top of him.“
Not only Hurts but also San Francisco 49ers star Brock Purdy also suffered a concussion during a ‘tush push‘ play. As the number of players getting injured from the play increases, the teams have to make a choice. However, it would be interesting to see whether the teams prioritise the play or the safety of their players.
Jalen Hurts has assured fans that his knee is “fine”
Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts has offered the fans a reassuring update about his knee injury. During the game against the Dolphins, Hurts reportedly played the second half with a brace on his left foot. While he was coming off the pitch after the Dolphins game, he was asked about his knee. However, the 25-year-old refused to focus much on his problems and said, “I’ll be fine.“
Upon further being asked whether his injury would create problems for him to move forward, Hurts simply answered, “I hope not.” After last night’s game, Jalen was once again questioned about his knee injury. To which, he responded, “I’m here, you know.” He further added that as long as he was out playing on the field, he didn’t want to discuss his knee problems.