Eagles QB Jalen Hurts missed Thursday’s preseason game against Patriots

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts throws the ball before a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Jalen Hurts missed the Eagles preseason game against the Patriots with a stomach infection, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Hurts was diagnosed at Philadelphia Hospital and was told to recover at home for at least two days, according to ESPN.

As the Eagles kicked off against the Patriots, Philadelphia announced starting quarterback Hurts would not play in the game due to an illness. The Eagles say his illness is not COVID-19 related.

Quarterback Joe Flacco will take first-team reps with the offense in tonight’s game in Hurts place.

Philadelphia did not expand beyond illness but Hurts did participate in two joint practices against the Patriots this week. He also participated in pregame warmups in Philly.

The Eagles have one additional preseason game on the road against the New York Jets on Friday, August 27.

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