Kelce Out With Abdominal Injury
Jason Kelce left in the third quarter with an abdominal injury and will not return.
The standout center was hurt away from a LeSean McCoy run to the right side early in the frame. Kelce was helped to his feet after a short time on the ground and was examined on the trainers table before slowly making his way inside. He was replaced by David Molk.
The Eagles are already working without Evan Mathis (knee), Allen Barbre (ankle) and Lane Johnson (suspension) along the offensive front. Matt Tobin (ankle) practiced this week but was not active for Sunday’s game against Washington.
McCoy exited in the first quarter after a head-to-head collision with Washington defensive back David Amerson, but was cleared to return.
“Shady” chants broke out in the stands as McCoy lay on the ground following his nine-yard run to the left side. After a few moments, he got to his feet and walked off under his own power.
Following a quick look-over from the trainers, McCoy pleaded to go back in but was not permitted. A team employee took McCoy’s helmet off the bench and handed it to another staffer, who placed it behind his back. McCoy tried to physically take the helmet from the staff member and had to be restrained. Finally, he relented and jogged inside to be examined for a head injury.
The exam didn’t last long, and he was cleared to go back in the game.