McCoy Could Sit For the Rest Of the Year

Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.LeSean McCoy will not return to practice today as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained in the final two minutes of the Eagles’ Nov. 18 loss to the Redskins.

Andy Reid said today that McCoy has not passed his concussion test and is still feeling symptoms. Asked if he’ll definitely return when he clears all the tests, Reid said, “There’s a chance. I’ll kind of cross that bridge as we get closer to him being healthy, and we’ll see how all that works.”

An argument could be made that there’s no reason to bring McCoy back this season. He’s 24 and will be an integral part of this team’s future going forward, regardless of who the coach is. Then again, if the Eagles exercise extreme caution and McCoy checks out, chances are he’ll want to play. And there is also the issue of putting out your best product for paying customers.

“We’ll see,” Reid said. “I’m just going to see how it goes with the doctors and go from there. We’ll take it day-by-day here and see how he’s doing.”

Meanwhile, Michael Vick will not return to practice either. He still needs to pass his ImPACT test. And even when he does return, it’ll be as the backup to Nick Foles.

The only other injured player is safety Kurt Coleman, who suffered a sternal contusion against Dallas Sunday night. Colt Anderson will get first-team reps in his place.

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  • alnguyen386

    Best product for paying customers? That’s nonsense, Sheil. The fans with at least half a brain don’t want to see a valuable asset put at risk when the team is out of playoff contention.

  • 1972

    rest up shady. david shaw or gus bradely will have you and bryce brown turned up all season.

  • Johngiam

    If we aren’t playing for anything, then why put mileage on our star back? Sit him for the year, playing him is idiotic…

    • Johngiam

      not to mention, Bryce is responsible for winning me the scoring title and a first round bye in fantasy….I will be furious if shady returns to play for nothing

  • http://www.philthycanuck.com/ Adam

    I think I speak for most Eagles fans that we’re perfectly OK with Shady sitting for the rest of this train wreck of a season. Especially with Brown playing the way he has been.

    Only people that may be disappointed are fantasy football owners but it’s not like Shady was even putting up great numbers anyway. I got him 4th overall, thought it was a steal. Getting Doug Martin in the 6th round was the real steal.

    • What Would Saracen Do?

      Plus, if you picked up Brown when Shady went down, you got the real steal. It only took Vick going down/a rookie QB coming in behind an oline that was in shambles for Reid to commit to the run. Just wish Brown could hold onto the ball a little better.

      • Johngiam

        I picked up brown as soon as shady went down, and since I’m playing in a league with all kids from Connecticut, they had no idea a out Bryce, so I looked like a genius, winning the scoring title and a first round bye…beating out the kid who had shady on his team hahahahah

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    The dumbest thing on the planet would be to play him for these last meaningless four games