Josh McCown to have surgery for torn hamstring

AP

There was a point in last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks when Eagles quarterback Josh McCown could be seen grabbing at his hamstring and several others when he was walking gingerly back to the team’s huddle.

There was good reason for that. Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports that McCown tore his hamstring during the game and will have surgery to repair it next week. McCown discussed hurting his hamstring on a podcast hosted by former NFL players Andrew Hawkins and Joe Thomas this week.

McCown replaced Carson Wentz in the first quarter when Wentz suffered a concussion and the Eagles didn’t have another quarterback on the active roster for the game. That would explain why McCown remained in after suffering such a severe injury.

Last Sunday’s game was the first playoff action of McCown’s long run in the NFL. That run appeared to be over before the Eagles signed him in August with other backups dealing with injuries and now we’ll see if this injury helps him decide to drop the curtain once again.

52 responses to “Josh McCown to have surgery for torn hamstring

  1. Wentz removes himself from the game due to concussion symptoms and McCown plays through a torn hamstring and gives a franchise he owes nothing everything he has left. Not saying one is right or wrong, but man… Some people are just built different.

  2. The heroic thing would have been to tell the Eagle staff he was injured. Did it happen on the play where he left Ziggy in the dust? Ansah was man enough to tell Seahawk staff he didn’t feel right after that play, but McCown gets a pass for trying to play through it!

  3. 40 + QB carries on with a blown tire. 20 something QB goes home with a boo boo on him’s noggin. Speaks for itself…

  4. Wentz had no choice but to report it – he clearly looked dazed on that bench just beforehand. Like I said earlier, the shambles is neither refs, the spotter nor Eagles coaches spotted it first.

  5. senatorbluto says:
    January 10, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    40 + QB carries on with a blown tire. 20 something QB goes home with a boo boo on him’s noggin. Speaks for itself…

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    Boo boo on his noggin = Grade 2 concussion that will probably effect him for the rest of his life.

  6. Thats one tough SOB. Hats of to McCown.

    For those criticizing Wentz, consider this: McCown played through an injury that could be surgically repaired. Wentz self-reported an injury that can cause permanent, life-altering problems for which there is no surgical repair. One injury is temporary pain, the other has lifelong complications. These are two completely different injuries and shouldn’t be treated the same.

  7. Reminds me of the ’08 AFC Championship Game….

    Tomlinson just watching on the sidelines….while Rivers is out there grinding it out with a torn ACL

  8. Josh McCown played his heart out. Too bad the Eagles have the “made of glass”, Prince Harry as their quarterback though. There’s no way the Eagles win the Super Bowl without Nick Foles.

  9. It’s guys like McCown and Fitz that you really wish had more talent than they do.

    Generally good and classy guys who love to play.

  10. I don’t know how he did it. I had a lingering hamstring strain for six months and it sucked. Hurt it over extending while running. Then dealt with it off and on with sports stuff. It was hard to deal with at times and was just a strain. Playing with a full on tear though?! Ouch.

  11. Torn hammies are a special kind of pain and to continue to play let alone walk on a torn one……That cat is one tough dude. Hey Doug just found you a new QB coach.

  12. Yikes! If McCown had to leave that game, who’d have been at QB?
    And if they had actually won that game, who’d have been their QB going forward in the playoffs? (Kyle Lauletta from the practice squad?)

  13. uncommon1 says:
    January 10, 2020 at 1:24 pm
    Thats one tough SOB. Hats of to McCown.

    For those criticizing Wentz, consider this: McCown played through an injury that could be surgically repaired. Wentz self-reported an injury that can cause permanent, life-altering problems for which there is no surgical repair. One injury is temporary pain, the other has lifelong complications. These are two completely different injuries and shouldn’t be treated the same.
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    Bingo. McCown is 40 and has nothing to prove. Torn hamstring to the point of needing surgery – simply an amazing effort on his part.

    As for Glass Joe, head injuries are not to be messed with. Besides, he was ruled out by an independent neurologist – he couldn’t go back in the game if he wanted to.

  14. “Why didn’t he tapout like Wentz? It would have been a typical move for this eagle team.”

    Because Wentz’s brain was hurt. I doubt you would understand, considering you are obviously have no use for yours. And would it have been as typical as making the playoffs three straight years, winning the division 2 out of 3 years, and winning a super bowl? THAT typical?

  15. McCown has been low-key one of my favorite guys in the league since 2003 when he helped GB get into the playoffs by beating MIN with a time-expiring TD in week 17. ARI wasn’t supposed to stand a chance. Showed grit back then and it obviously hasn’t weared off since.

    If you’re looking for a backup QB gig next year please come to GB!

  16. I became a huge fan of Josh McCown last season when he selflessly and enthusiastically mentored Sam Darnold. And now this act of pure guts. The term warrior as applied to athletes has been diluted to being almost meaningless. This wonderful man is a warrior. Here’s hoping for the quickest of recoveries and all the best moving forward.

  17. Man, Im a Bears fan and McCown was done with the NFL, coaching high school, TEN YEARS AGO when the Bears picked him up and he had a great season chucking it up to Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall. After that, he said he might retire but here we are about a decade later and he is still a gamer -maybe the millions of dollars are hard to turn down, or he just really loves the game

  18. johnnycantread says:

    January 10, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Yikes! If McCown had to leave that game, who’d have been at QB?
    And if they had actually won that game, who’d have been their QB going forward in the playoffs? (Kyle Lauletta from the practice squad?)

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    Greg Ward (college QB @Houston) would have finished the game. Doug said Wednesday probably would have passed through concussion protocol Wednesday or Thursday and played this week. If not, Nate Sudfeld would have started, they put McCown on IR and Lauletta would be the 2nd string until Wentz was back with Ward as the emergency QB again.

  19. Those critical of a brain injury must not have one to injure. Concussions are the most serious injury a player can get. We can continue to be keyboard warriors and argue about dirty/not dirty, but hits like these continue to happen and the NFL continues to do very little about it. Fines are nothing to players. Clowney already shrugged it off, so you know he doesn’t care. Hand out one game suspensions like in NCAA, and you’ll see change.

  20. To the morons saying Wentz was soft, left because of just a head injury while McCown showed true toughness…Wentz was smart to pull himself. He briefly suffered memory loss, didn’t recognize his wife.

    “According to sources close to the situation, Wentz had a brief loss of memory on the sideline. He couldn’t remember what happened or who the Eagles played the week before. While inside the blue medical tent, Wentz also had a little bit of trouble sitting in a stationary position.

    Initially, when he came off the field, Wentz told Josh McCown that he wasn’t feeling right. That’s when the medical staff took him inside the blue tent on the sideline for further evaluation.”

  21. I knew there would be Wentz comments here. Shameful for a 26 year old man to think about his long term mental and neurological health, right? Give me a break. Furthermore, why would you even WANT a concussed QB to stay in the game when he reportedly couldn’t even remember what happened and was having difficulty sitting up. That’s the guy you want reading defenses and throwing the football in a playoff game?

  22. Tough dude. I remember being at the game in perfect weather with excellent seats when McCowan played for the Browns and hung almost 500 passing yards on the Ravens at home and won AFC offensive player for the week. How things have changed in four years.

  23. The people that are knocking Wentz are lame armchair qbs. Just haters. They seem to forget Wentz continued to finish their TD drive to take the lead over the rams despite tearing his ACL and the following season he played with a fractured back. So, yea, I’m sure hes a lot tougher than you guys

  24. I’ve had a bad concussion. People ripping on Wentz are absolute clueless MORONS who don’t have a clue and are moronic, absolutely. Haha

    A major concussion is a life-altering event. I’m not the same person I was, according to my own assessment, and that of my friends and family. Personality changes, emotional changes, sound and light sensitivity, less able to process things quickly, can’t do math in my head as well as I could before…. on and on. And my concussion was 8 years ago.

    Head injuries will end the game of football as we know it once the data piles up as far as the damage these guys are doing to themselves and each other. If folks want to make light of that, or worse, mock someone for reporting the injury, they are only hastening the inevitable.

  25. On a lighter note, I’ve also ripped a hammy up….. OUCH! The muscle cramps to protect itself and the leg basically stops working. How he kept playing, I have no idea. Hat tip to him. He’s a stud.

  26. McCowns a done deal at his age for this injury ! He’ll be slowed by this injury !

    Eagles draft a replacement for FRAGILE WENTZ !!!

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