Philadelphia Eagles starting running back LeSean McCoy has been ruled out of the team’s Monday Night Football match up with the Carolina Panthers due to suffering a concussion last week versus the Washington Redskins.
McCoy endured the concussion at the end of the the Eagles 31-6 loss to the Redskins and failed to participate in any of the team’s practices during the week thus leading to the team’s decision to rest the all-pro running back.
Philadelphia is already dealing with another one of their starting back field players sidelined due to a concussion as quarterback Michael Vick has missed the Eagles loss to the Redskins because of the head injury. Vick originally was injured in the Eagles 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on November 11.
Eagles rookie signal caller Nick Foles will get the start at quarterback in place of Vick this week versus the Panthers and now the already struggling Eagles must figure out away to salvage a victory this week versus against an equally disappointing Carolina team.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid said that both McCoy and Vick were in the early stages of recovering from their concussions but that Vick was closer to returning than McCoy was. Philadelphia rookie running back Bryce Brown will get the start in place of McCoy on Monday night.
So far this season the two rookie backfield replacements have struggled when entering the game as Foles has passed for 423 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions while completing 55.1% of his attempts and as for Brown he has rushed for 141 yards on just 32 carries.