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.
Shady is the best RB Chip Kelly has ever coached. None of those Oregon guys even sniff his talent. Scary in this offense— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) August 21, 2014
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:
Press Box Announcement here at Lincoln Financial Field: LeSean McCoy is having an x-ray taken on his thumb right now. No other update.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 22, 2014
Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer had the official verdict:
LeSean McCoy has a sprained thumb, source said. No fractures or torn ligaments but out for the rest of the game. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 22, 2014
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.