Eagles running back LeSean McCoy wants to rush for 2,000 yards in 2014. It will be hard to do that if he misses any games due to injury.
His first injury scare has come — and apparently gone — via a toe problem that caused him to miss practice on Sunday. John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com explains that McCoy returned to practice on Monday, explaining that he was absent due to a “small version of turf toe.”
“If it hurts too much, I’ll shut it down,” McCoy said. “I warmed up [Monday] and it felt good. I can feel it still, but I pushed through it. 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. . . . [M]y track record, I don’t miss a lot of games, I don’t miss a lot of practices.”
McCoy had an X-ray and an MRI on the toe, which shows that there was sufficient concern about the injury to justify thorough diagnostic testing. But not enough to result in shutting it down for more than one practice.
For now. But if McCoy already has a condition through which he needs to push in August, it makes sense to keep an eye on the situation.