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LeSean McCoy returns to sideline after having right thumb X-rayed

LeSean McCoy AP

Eagles tailback LeSean McCoy left the club’s sideline in the first quarter of Thursday’s exhibition vs. Pittsburgh to get X-rays on his right thumb, the club’s official Twitter feed said.

The club said McCoy’s return was “unknown.” He was not on the field when the Eagles got the ball back late in the first quarter.

Before going inside to get checked out, McCoy showed no ill-effects from a toe injury that’s bothered him, racking up 50 yards on six touches. On his final play before departing, McCoy turned a short reception into a 22-yard TD.

Now, the focus turns to whether he’s suffered a hand injury. Perhaps of note: he was able to palm the ball with his right hand as he celebrated in the endzone right after the touchdown.

UPDATE 8:25 p.m. ET: Here’s some promising news for Eagles fans: Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports McCoy is having his hand taped on the Eagles’ sideline. And according to Jeff Darlington of NFL Media, McCoy still is wearing his pads.

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24 Responses to “LeSean McCoy returns to sideline after having right thumb X-rayed”
  1. yetimonster says: Aug 21, 2014 8:24 PM

    Beast!

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 21, 2014 8:24 PM

    the steelers r in trouble this season

  3. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 21, 2014 8:25 PM

    # 25 is soft

  4. tolan04 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:25 PM

    From a bills fan McCoy is an absolute monster hopefully it’s the tests come back negative.

  5. mattj2524 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:26 PM

    Dude is a dynamic player

  6. mad55555 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:27 PM

    Mccoy is the nfc east beast master. He is hands down the best player in the nfc east and will run rough shod over this division.

  7. cardiovascularendurance says: Aug 21, 2014 8:27 PM

    Foles looks sharp!!

  8. Stiller43 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:30 PM

    Is there going to be a snap without a flag? This is ridiculous. Ruining football

  9. revelation123 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:32 PM

    McCoy is starting to have the injuries pile up. Not a good sign for a running back. Adrian Peterson knows this game all to well.

    It took McCoy multiple more years than it took Adrian Peterson to become good. Adrian Peterson eats LeSean McCoy for breakfast every single day with a nice side of eggs and coleslaw.

  10. roylp says: Aug 21, 2014 8:33 PM

    Refs trying to ruin this game as well tonight. Preseason has been really hard to watch this year.

  11. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made on your tears, and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 21, 2014 8:34 PM

    We hope it’s bad.

  12. officialgame says: Aug 21, 2014 8:38 PM

    I can’t take it with the all the penalty’s. Goodell is bent on ruining the best game in the world. Why???

  13. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 21, 2014 8:38 PM

    another int for nick FLUKE foles

  14. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made on your tears, and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    See what happens when you try to run through the Steel Curtain? Ouchie!

  15. justintuckrule says: Aug 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    If you’re into fantasy, McCoy is a wonderful player. However, even Eagles’ fans know that he’s not a “winning” player. He’s like the NFL’s version of Carmelo Anthony.

  16. dannersthemanners says: Aug 21, 2014 8:47 PM

    #leseanshankredemption

  17. tolan04 says: Aug 21, 2014 8:54 PM

    Look at this steelers fan talking smack while his team is getting shutout without McCoy. Haha steelers fans are comedians.

  18. officialgame says: Aug 21, 2014 9:00 PM

    Footballdopesays “another int for nick FLUKE foles”

    Yea Foles is on a pace to throw 12 interceptions and 40′TD’s, and 5600 yards this year. LOL, clueless

  19. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    dink and dunk is not going to get fluke foles 5600

  20. Eagles in 2014 says: Aug 21, 2014 10:13 PM

    Aug 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    See what happens when you try to run through the Steel Curtain?

    Yeah . . the points just keep racking-up.
    Pitt is looking soft

  21. dallassux says: Aug 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    Well this is new. Now giants fans are comparing shady to melo in their efforts to trash talk. So desperate.

  22. yetimonster says: Aug 21, 2014 10:46 PM

    31-21, what steel curtain?

  23. realitycheckbaby says: Aug 21, 2014 10:55 PM

    Footballdopesays “another int for nick FLUKE foles”

    Yea Foles is on a pace to throw 12 interceptions and 40’TD’s, and 5600 yards this year. LOL, clueless

    Let’s see,

    game 1 one TD and two picks.

    Game 2 one TD and no picks

    Game 3 one TD and one pick

    So overall 3 TDs and 3 INTs through three games.

    Oh yeah, if you’re not “clueless” that’s on pace for 40 TDs and 12 picks.

  24. dawkphan says: Aug 22, 2014 8:52 AM

    Steelers got schooled !!!!

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