Updates from Sunday, Aug. 24
Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski has an update on McCoy's status:
LeSean McCoy on whether his thumb with ready Week 1: "I'll be catching with two hands, one hand, spiking the ball."— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 24, 2014
Updates from Friday, Aug. 22
Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an update on McCoy's thumb:
“A helmet hit it,” McCoy said. “It definitely hurts. But there have been times I’ve been banged up and it turns out fine. We’ll see what happens.”
McCoy did not think the injury will affect his readiness for the season. Coach Chip Kelly spoke to McCoy on the sideline and sounded unconcerned about the injury.
“He seemed to be in good spirits,” Kelly said. “I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
According to the team's official Twitter account, the running back needed an X-ray on his thumb after sustaining an injury in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday:
Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Eagles Insider Twitter feed later reported the diagnosis for McCoy and the X-ray results:
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
X-rays were negative for LeSean McCoy on his right thumb, but he is done for the night. #PITvsPHI— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 22, 2014
McLane also provided McCoy's thoughts:
LeSean McCoy (thumb sprain) said that he expects to be ready for the regular season. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 22, 2014
McCoy had 50 yards from scrimmage on just six touches, including a 22-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass, in the first quarter. He went into the locker room shortly after the score to have his thumb examined.
The 26-year-old is coming off arguably the best season of his career, leading the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards. He also added 539 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns.
While the team added veteran Darren Sproles this offseason, any extended injury to McCoy would end up being devastating to the Eagles' chances of success in 2014.
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