Aug 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) looks to run during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy injury: Eagles RB to get x-rays on right thumb

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got off to a hot start in the team’s third preseason game on Thursday night, but he left the game in the first quarter with an injury.

After scoring a touchdown to put the Eagles up over the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Steelers, 7-0, McCoy walked off of the field to the locker room at Lincoln Financial Field with members of the Philadelphia Eagles’ training staff.

The Eagles announced shortly after McCoy’s exit that he was taken to the locker room for x-rays.

McCoy suffered a right thumb injury when he was in the game and his return to the game is questionable, according to the team.

Considering the fact that McCoy is one of the most valuable players in the entire league and the most important part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense, it is safe to say that his night and likely his preseason has come to an end.

McCoy entered the game nursing turf toe, but now his right thumb will be the concern of the Eagles and their fan base.

The Philadelphia Eagles finish off the preseason on Aug. 28 against the New York Jets at home, before opening the regular season on Sept. 7 when they welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars to Philadelphia.

Hopefully McCoy will be ready to suit up by then.

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