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Aug 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy injury update: Eagles RB has sprained thumb

LeSean McCoy injury update provides good news for Philadelphia Eagles

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Eagles got a bit of a scare when star running back LeSean McCoy was forced to head back to the locker room following a touchdown in the first quarter of their Week 3 preseason match up with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McCoy suffered a thumb injury and needed to undergo x-rays.

For the Philadelphia Eagles front-office, the team’s fans and fantasy football owners around the world, it was a scary moment.

However, there is some great news on the McCoy injury front.

McCoy did not suffer any fractures or ligament damage, but was diagnosed with a sprained thumb.

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

It would not be a surprise to see the Eagles decide to shut down McCoy for the remainder of the preseason as the team prepares for their regular season opener on Sept. 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars at home.

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