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

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (99) during the second half of an NFL football game,. (Matt Slocum/AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — 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.

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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