This week has been quite nerve wracking for LeSean McCoy and Philadelphia Eagles fans around the world as the All-Pro back dealt with a turf toe injury that could have been a lot worse.
When asked about how bad the toe was earlier this week, McCoy responded that “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.”
Ultimately McCoy toughed it out, and even played last night in Week 3 of the preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, McCoy and his fans got another health scare when the Pro Bowler left the field for the locker room following a touchdown in the first quarter.
McCoy had injured his right thumb on the play, and there was some worry that he could have broken his thumb or at least damaged the ligaments.
McCoy underwent X-rays last night to determine the damage, and thankfully it does not look all that serious:
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
With a sprained thumb, McCoy should be just fine heading into Week 1 of the regular season. Don’t expect to see him play much, if at all, in Week 4 of the preseason just to make sure he is 100 percent healthy and ready to go on September 7th against the Jacksonville Jaguars.