During Sunday night’s Dolphins-Eagles game, it became apparent that Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts was not performing at his usual level. His burst and acceleration were noticeably lacking, and he eventually had a knee brace on in the second half.
After the game, coach Nick Sirianni gave the impression that the injury occurred during the game, stating that Hurts “played the rest of the game.” However, in a recent press session, Hurts reiterated that the injury did not happen during the game, a statement he previously made on Sunday night as well.
This raises the question: when did this injury happen? And why was it not disclosed?
No disclosure was made before or during the game. Even today, in the first injury report for the Week 8 game against the Eagles, there was no mention of any injury to Hurts, one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Considering the current climate of legalized gambling, transparency is essential. Something was clearly going on with Hurts, yet the Eagles failed to disclose any details about his knee injury. This remains true despite Sirianni and Hurts openly acknowledging its existence.
This situation further highlights the inadequacy of the league’s current procedures. It would be wise for the NFL to improve these procedures before a significant controversy arises.
Because make no mistake, it will happen eventually. The current leaders of the game seem more concerned with maximizing profits and leaving the mess for others to deal with.
This mindset has led me to propose a new motto for the NFL: “Consequences, shmonsequences, as long as I’m rich.” This sentiment, famously coined by Daffy Duck, perfectly captures the league’s approach to wealth and privilege.
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