Philadelphia Eagles‘ star running back LeSean McCoy was already having problems with his toe. Now he has to worry about his thumb.
During the Eagles’ matchup with their cross-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, McCoy left the game in the first quarter to undergo x-rays on his right thumb:
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 22, 2014
According to reports, McCoy may be done for the rest of the preseason. As with tradition in the preseason, most of the starters skip the last game of the preseason anyway, so putting it that way, McCoy’s injury may not be that bad.
The X-rays on McCoy’s thumb may have come back negative, but any lingering effects could be devastating for an Eagles offense that has to rely on him even more after the team released their star wide receiver, DeSean Jackson. Before injuries began to plague him, he made a brash statement to the media that he would rush for 2,000 yards this season.
But his latest injury could very well put the breaks on his plans, and maybe for the first few games of the regular season. His toe seemed to be okay, as he was running the ball effectively before he went out of the game.
If McCoy is unable to go for the season opener then Darren Sproles will be the man to start in his spot. Sproles has fantastic speed, but he is not the every-down back like McCoy is, so it will be interesting to see if his injured thumb will cause him to miss the season opener.
Eagles fans sure do hope it’s nothing serious.