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Eagles Scare: LeSean McCoy Strained Thumb

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LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left the Eagles thursday night preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st quarter with an apparent injury to his right thumb.

X-rays performed on McCoy’s thumb came back negatie, but the back did not return to the contest after he scored on a 22 yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead in the 1st.

The Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has described that the injury to McCoy’s thumb is not a major concern for the team, although McCoy did acknowledge that he did experience some soreness in the thumb as a result of the incident.

“A helmet hit it,” McCoy said, according to reports from The Philadelphia Inquirer. “It definitely hurts. But there have been times I’ve been banged up and it turns out fine. We’ll see what happens.”

In addition to his touchdown snag, McCoy also racked up 24 yards on the ground on just 4 carries, showing no signs of being hampered by the toe injury that kept him from practice at one point earlier in the week.

McCoy is a critical part of the machine that is Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia, cementing himself last year as one of the premiere feature backs in the NFL last season, McCoy provided an incredible threat with his legs, while also being versatile enough to be a threat in the Eagles passing game.

The Eagles offense is primarily driven by a relentless speed rush attack, catching defenders in lapses due to the speed at which the offense runs plays.

“I feel like I’ve got a lot of work to do,” McCoy said, ,again according to a report from┬áThe Inquirer. “Feel quick but my legs feel little heavy. It’s still early. Need some time be more effective and get in the work mode I need to be effective this year. … I feel good, though.”

Good news for the Eagles.

 

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