Shutdown Corner

Eagles' LeSean McCoy suffers sprained thumb vs. Steelers

Eric Edholm
Shutdown Corner

LeSean McCoy's toe seemed fine when he scored a terrific touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night.

But then the Philadelphia Eagles running back had a new scare: his thumb. McCoy left the game after scoring a 22-yard touchdown and was taken to the locker room for X-rays his thumb. 

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The good news is that it doesn't appear to be broken, or very serious, per Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

McCoy scored on a brilliant 22-yard screen pass in the first quarter but then left the field.

He had suffered a toe injury last week, which cropped up during the Eagles' joint practices with the New England Patriots. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said McCoy's toe was fine, and the touchdown — and McCoy's four rushes for 24 yards — certainly seemed to back that up.

The Eagles received another scare — and another sigh of relief — when receiver Jeremy Maclin crumpled to the ground in the second quarter, appearing to re-injure the right knee in which he suffered a torn ACL a little over a year ago. But Maclin walked off under his own power and re-entered the game, catching a pass on the next series.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter!

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