It wasn’t a great first half for the Philadelphia Eagles. It started out with a big return on the opening kickoff from the Kansas City Chiefs and continued with a muffed punt. The special teams’ errors led to 10 quick Kansas City points and a hole for the Eagles to dig out of. They did answer with a Michael Vick touchdown strike to Jason Avant, but a bizarre failed two-point conversion attempt still left them down 10-6.
As the end of the half was drawing near, the Eagles still only found themselves down 16-6, despite committing four turnovers. However, the worst was yet to come. On Philadelphia’s last possession before the half, LeSean McCoy went down and immediately started grasping his leg. McCoy stayed down for several moments, but then hopped up and jogged off the field with a noticeable limp. He then made his way back to the locker room for further evaluation.
Alex Flanagan reported that McCoy got down to his knees once he was in the tunnel and that he looked extremely frustrated as he headed to the locker room. Eagles’ fans were no doubt holding their breath throughout halftime.
It was a good sign that he jogged off the field under his own power, but I chalked that up to adrenaline. However, despite how bad it looked there for a minute, McCoy is back on the field to start the second half. There’s still no official word on his condition, but my guess is that it’s a shin bone contusion.
More to come as details emerge.