LeSean McCoy Injury: Updates on Eagles RB's Ankle
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was forced out of Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter after suffering an apparent leg injury, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman via Twitter:
LeSean McCoy down on the play. Holding his knee. A lot of concerned faces on the field.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 20, 2013
McCoy returned to the game in the 3rd quarter after receiving an x-ray on his leg. McCoy was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain after the game.
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 25
From Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
LeSean's ankle is sore, but no swelling. He's practicing, is OKâ€” Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 25, 2013
Berman confirmed the Eagles' running back is not listed on the injury report and passed along a statement from LeSean McCoy:
McCoy is not listed on the injury report - a positive sign for the NFL's leading rusher.
"It's a little sore, but I've done tons of treatment, so I feel a lot better," McCoy said.
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling clarified that the injury was "a right ankle sprain, adding that he would be "fine" after getting treatment."
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20
From Philadelphia Daily News reporter Les Bowen:
McCoy: could feel it on a couple runs. They said x rays were OK. I'll get treatment, be fine.â€” Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 20, 2013
From Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane:
LeSean McCoy called his injury a high ankle sprain.â€” Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 19
Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
RB Bryce Brown with the carry, now LeSean McCoy re-enters the game after Brown's carry.— Reid Ferrin (@KCChiefs_Reid) September 20, 2013
The Eagles' official Twitter account reported that McCoy would receive an X-ray on his leg but that there was no immediate information on his potential return to the field:
McCoy's former coach in Philadelphia and current coach of the Chiefs, Andy Reid even came onto the field to check on the running back, according to Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane via Twitter:
Andy Reid is even out there now. But McCoy is up and jogging off the field. #whew— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 20, 2013
McCoy had rushed for 66 yards on 11 carries before jogging to the locker room.
Head coach Chip Kelly and the rest of Philadelphia will be holding its collective breath and hoping that McCoy's injury is nothing serious. After all, the fifth-year back has been a huge part of the offense since arriving in 2009.
Coming into Thursday night, McCoy already had 237 rushing yards, 119 receiving yards and a touchdown on just 48 total touches. Whether he's being utilized in the running game, passing game or in the read-option, the 25-year-old back is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
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