Jun 17, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Head coach Chip Kelly during a press conference during mini camp at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly downplays LeSean McCoy's toe injury

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ success this year relies heavily upon All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy has been the workhorse for the offense over the last several seasons, and he plans on having his best year yet in 2014.

In fact, McCoy has set the lofty goal of reaching the 2000 yard rushing mark. If he is able to accomplish that goal, it will only benefit his team in their run to the playoffs and potentially the Super Bowl.

McCoy’s season took a slight scare this past weekend when he injured his toe while practicing alongside the New England Patriots. McCoy noted that the injury was a minor case of turf toe. The toe caused McCoy to miss practice on Sunday as a precaution, but he returned to the field Monday and played through the pain.

“If it hurts too much, I’ll shut it down,” McCoy told CSNPhilly.“I warmed up today and it felt good. I can feel it still, but I pushed through it. In this league, you have to learn how to play through pain if you can. And if you can, you have to go out there and work hard…my track record, I don’t miss a lot of games, I don’t miss a lot of practices.”

Head coach Chip Kelly downplayed the injury after practice today.

“I don’t think he’ll ever play again,” Kelly said, joking with the media. “He’s fine. It’s not as big of an issue as I think anybody made it out to be.”

McCoy is clearly a great competitor who is ready to put forth a historic type of season in 2014. The No. 1 priority right now, however, should be to get him 100% healthy for week 1 of the regular season.

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