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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts nearly sacked after railing collapses, fans fall at FedEx Field

Several quickly jumped to their feet to joyously pose for selfies with the star quarterback, who helped some of the fallen fans.

A railing collapsed at FedEx Field on Sunday, sending Philadelphia Eagles fans falling on to the ground as they nearly sacked their own star quarterback, Jalen Hurts.

The Eagles had just defeated the host Washington Football Team, 20-16, when visiting Philadelphia fans rushed toward a tunnel where their signal caller was headed to the locker room in Landover, Maryland.

Hurts had both arms extended to high-five Eagles fans gathered in Section 113 when a railing to his left suddenly snapped. Hurts quick stepped right and avoided a cascade of fans tumbling to the turf.

"That thing (railing) was not secure at all," 26-year-old Andrew Collins, one of the Eagles fans who fell, told NBC News on Monday.

Andrew Collins holds gloves that were given to him by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, after Collins fell from the stands after an NFL football game on Jan. 2, 2022, in North Englewood, Md.Courtesy Andrew Collins

"It's funny. My girlfriend was right next to me when it happened. And as soon as we got there, I said to her (sarcastically), 'Wow this feels safe, huh?' "

Hurts immediately helped some of the fallen fans and they appeared to be uninjured — as several quickly jumped to their feet to joyously pose for selfies with Hurts, a second-year pro.

"I'm just happy everybody's safe from it," Hurts later told reporters. "It's crazy. It was crazy stuff right there. That was a really dangerous situation. I'm so happy everybody bounced back from it."

With no apparent serious injuries from the fall, Hurts cracked a smile and said: "Passion of the Eagles fans, I love it."

The Associated Press said one of its photographers, Mark Tenally, was injured and needed medical care.

“To our knowledge, everyone involved was offered onsite medical evaluation and left the stadium of their own accord," the Washington Football Team said in a statement on Sunday.

"We’re very glad no one appears to have been seriously injured. The safety of our fans and guests is of the utmost importance and we are looking into what occurred.”

A construction project manager from Brooklawn, New Jersey, Collins said stadium personnel offered no medical attention.

Collins said a friend of his also fell on Sunday and had to be checked out at a hospital for hand and neck injuries when they got home to South Jersey.

The Washington Football Team declined further comment on the incident on Monday.

The Eagles improved to 9-7 and clinched a playoff spot hours later thanks to the Minnesota Vikings loss at Green Bay.