Injury Update: McCoy Returns To Practice

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

LeSean McCoy returned to practice after sitting Sunday’s session out with a sore toe.

“My toe, man, my toe was really bothering me during the game. It kinda was real sore a couple days before that,” he said. “Yesterday was really hurting pretty bad. But I got an MRI, some x-rays, and it’s fine. I felt a little better today so I went for it and I actually finished practice.”

McCoy said the injury is a “small version of turf toe” but not as serious. It first started bothering him during joint practices with the Patriots last week. He is aiming to play Thursday against the Steelers.

“I think in this league you have to learn how to play through pain if you can. And if you can, you have to go out there and work hard. I hate missing reps, not being able to get better.”

Jeremy Maclin took part in individual drills but did not participate fully Monday. Riley Cooper practiced for the second straight day and has looked good, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. 

Also back on the field is Nolan Carroll, who missed the first two preseason games with a groin injury.

Brad Smith, Jaylen Watkins and Chris Polk all sat out. Polk has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for the better part of the summer.

“As a coach you’re always concerned when a guy misses training sessions because there are so many valuable things that happen each day,” said Shurmur. “It’s like going to school and skipping class and all of a sudden you have a final exam. You certainly might pass it but there is a chance you won’t  do as well then if you had been there every day. Durability is something we consider. And guys get injured for different reasons, but we sure would like to see him out there.”

Josh Huff (shoulder) is not expected to practice this week.

“He’s certainly going to miss some reps but part of being a pro is dealing with soreness, injury, and if you are injured and miss time, this will help his development coming back from this,” said Shurmur. “Anybody that has played this game has gotten banged up or nicked. There’s a process mentally and physically when you come back from it. Early in his career, he’s going to learn something from it.


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  • DuckFan

    What about Huff?

    • kpm

      Huff is in a sling..nothing fractured

  • Stewie2tall

    Polk, Tucker, and Fluellen need to get back on the practice field and receive snaps during preseason games. I want to see more of what they have to offer.

    Still perplexed why Damaris Johnson received 4 consecutive play calls at the goal line to rush up the middle during the last preseason game… Wasn’t surprised that we didn’t score and I hope this never happens again. Need those boys healthy!

    • Peter Patrick

      He was more or less testing the o linemen at that point. Coaches always tell the olinemen, especially at the goal line, that it’s you and the guy across from you. You beat him, you score. You could have the smallest guy running, but if the line wins their battle on the goal line, you score

      • jay ray

        And they lost the battle 4 times in a row…

        • Peter Patrick

          Yeah they did lol chip could have easily called an option play the third time and just walked in

  • Mr. Wu

    I saw “injury update” and “Mc Coy” then my phone died….I was like NOOOOO

    • macadood

      had an MRI for a hurt toe yesterday but said he felt fine in practice today.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    why the vagueness? 2 reasons, a, he was sore after a game-probably not, but held out b/c he’s shady and no need to twist him into ground mid-August or b, he’s Shady and he did something shady, and his punishment was to sitout practice.

  • jay ray

    Ugh, just sit the game out, Shady. I don’t care if he doesn’t take another snap the rest of the preseason. All we need is to have our star RB hampered by nagging toe discomfort all season.

    • Will, Always Shady in CA

      Agreed. And a good reason to see more of Josey

    • Andy

      Totally agree. He should be laying off that thing until it feels better.