McCoy Suffers Concussion Vs. Redskins

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s game with a concussion, Andy Reid said after the team’s 31-6 loss to the Redskins.

McCoy finished the game with 15 carries for 45 yards. He was also the team’s leading receiver with six catches for 67 yards.

The concussion occurred on a 7-yard carry with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Redskins safety Madieu Williams appeared to have hit McCoy, helmet-to-helmet, on the play.

When asked after the game why McCoy was still on the field at that time, Reid said, “Because we’re trying to catch up and win the game.”

McCoy’s primary backup all season has been Bryce Brown. Brown had five carries for 35 yards against Washington. Chris Polk has been out with a toe injury (missed the last two games). The Eagles also have Dion Lewis.

Reid said Brent Celek tested out ok. There were no other injuries.

Follow Sheil Kapadia on Twitter and e-mail him at skapadia@phillymag.com.
Become a fan of Birds 24/7 on Facebook.

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    Time’s yours…

  • Jeremy

    I honestly can’t believe that Reid would say that about running the best player on his roster in a situation where you’re down 25 with less than two minutes left. If that’s not an immediately fireable offense, I really don’t know what is.

  • Kimbafuzz

    I honestly think Lurie would be doing Reid a favor by firing him now. Seriously.

    • ICDogg

      It’s time.

  • BostonianEagle

    He should be gone. Sorry, Reid. Fiercely loyal to you for years, but this one deserves a boot. Thanks for your tenure here, but I really, really want a change anew. If the Colts can be competitive after a year of failure, then the Eagles should try to restart too. Too bad it took McCoy having a concussion. (And the RB position is the worst position for you to have a concussion injury with all of his hits to the head.) Get Reid out. Please! From: Loyal Reid Fan.

  • Wilbert M.

    I thought Lurie was doing the right thing to let Reid go out gracefully at the end of the season. But, there’s nothing graceful about what’s happening. McCoy getting hurt in that situation is beyond understanding. The charitable thing might be to give Big Red the rest of the year off.

  • xlGmanlx

    If we could only shut shady down with a “nagging injury” like Watkins has for the rest of the year. He has HOF talent, but Reid might break him