What turf toe?
There was some slight concern when LeSean McCoy revealed earlier this week to John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com that he was dealing with "a small version of turf toe," but he put all of that to rest with two preseason possessions Thursday night.
In the first six minutes against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Shady received six touches. He took four carries for 24 yards and another two receptions for 26 yards and a score, which garnered immense praise from former NFL scout John Middlekauff.
It wasn't a perfect night, however, as he was forced to the locker room to have an X-ray on his thumb, per NFL.com's Jeff Darlington:
Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer had the official verdict:
That's clearly something to pay attention to, but as long as it doesn't keep him out of any regular-season games, his value shouldn't change.
The turf toe isn't going to affect him, and he's still the same unbelievably elusive player on arguably the most running back-friendly team in the league.
If you already have him, there's no need to worry about the toe. If you've yet to draft, you should feel confident in taking him No. 1 overall.
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