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Eagles RB LeSean McCoy injures thumb vs. Steelers, says he’ll be fine

(Associated Press)

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy threw a scare into his teammates (and potential fantasy football owners) when he left Thursday night’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a right thumb injury after scoring on a 22-yard touchdown catch.

X-Rays were negative, and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports that the injury is merely a sprain and that McCoy will be ready for the regular season. The Eagles have one more preseason game on Thursday against the New York Jets, and one would imagine that it’s highly unlikely that McCoy will play.

“A helmet hit it,” McCoy said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman. “It definitely hurts. But there have been times I’ve been banged up and it turns out fine. We’ll see what happens.”

Said Eagles Coach Chip Kelly: “He seemed to be in good spirits. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”

Philadelphia got another scare in the second quarter when wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who tore his ACL during training camp last season and missed the entire 2013 campaign, crumpled to the ground and grabbed his right knee after making a cut. But he got up under his own power and ended up leading the team with six catches for 43 yards.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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