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LeSean McCoy Injury: Updates on Eagles Star Following Scary Hit

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles fights for yards against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIINovember 18, 2012

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday's NFC East showdown against the Washington Redskins after suffering a scary helmet-to-helmet hit at FedEx Field.

UPDATE: Sunday, December 23 at 11:39 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke

LeSean McCoy was left off the Eagles' inactive list for Week 16 according to Eagles Insider via Twitter, and will be available for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins:

#Eagles inactives: Vick, Salas, Polk, Havili, Tapp, Watkins and Kopa. Emil Igwenagu starts at FB and Colt Anderson starts at safety

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 23, 2012

 

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 19 at 11:51 a.m. ET

Great news for Eagles fans as LeSean McCoy is ready to make his return from a nasty concussion in Week 16, according to the Eagles' Insider account.

AR: LeSean McCoy will start, will rotate with Bryce Brown.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) December 19, 2012

Brown ran for 347 yards and two touchdowns in his first two games starting in McCoy's place, but he amassed just 40 yards in the team's last two games, failing to reach the end zone. He also battled fumbling issues, losing three fumbles in McCoy's stead.

McCoy and the Eagles face the Redskins Sunday.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 12 at 12:08 p.m. ET

Rough news for Eagles fans and fantasy owners as LeSean McCoy is already listed as "out" for tomorrow's game against the Bengals, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

Vick, McCoy, Celek, Patterson and Coleman are officially listed as OUT for Thurs game.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 12, 2012

 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9:39 a.m. ET

LeSean McCoy (concussion) reportedly will not play in Thursday's contest against the Bengals, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman:

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy both passed their baseline ImPACT tests, a major step in their recoveries from concussions, the Eagles said. Neither practiced with the team on Monday, but there is a chance they could practice on Tuesday.

Neither will play in Thursday's game against Cincinnati - an independent neurologist must clear them first - but passing ImPACT was a major step in their recoveries.

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UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 10 at 4:40 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Great news for Eagles fans about McCoy, who may be fit enough to return to practice after dealing with concussion symptoms, according to Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane:

Vick and McCoy may be able to practice tomorrow.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 10, 2012

 

Bryce Brown has showed explosiveness filling the starting role for McCoy, but has struggled with ball security. It remains to be seen whether the Eagles will use McCoy and put him at risk this late in the season. Nevertheless, it's a great sign that he's doing better.

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UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11:34 a.m. ET by Rick Weiner

LeSean McCoy continues to deal with concussion symptoms and has been ruled out of the Eagles' Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet:

Inactives: Vick, Salas, McCoy, Polk, Coleman, Kopa, Patterson,

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 9, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 11:51 a.m. ET

LeSean McCoy (concussion) will not practice today, according to CSN's Geoff Mosher:

Andy Reid: Coleman, McCoy and Vick not practicing today.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) December 5, 2012

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UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 30 at 11:57 a.m. ET by Alex Ballentine

Philadelphia fans can expect to see Bryce Brown at running back once again, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports McCoy will miss Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys:

No Vick, McCoy, as expected, at practice. Both will be listed as OUT for Sunday.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 30, 2012

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 4:15 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Unsurprisingly, McCoy, who is still in the early stages of his recovery, was held out of practice on Wednesday (via the Philadelphia Eagles' official Twitter account):

#Eagles injury report: Cox (tailbone), McCoy (concussion), Polk (toe), Reynolds (ankle), & Vick (concussion) did not practice today.

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 28, 2012

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 12:10 p.m. ET by Brian Mazique

 

Zach Berman of Philly.com reports that McCoy is still in the early stages of concussion recovery process:

McCoy is still in phase 1 of concussion recovery.

— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) November 27, 2012

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10:03 a.m. ET

LeSean McCoy is progressing, but unlikely to play Sunday, according to Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane:

LeSean McCoy is progressing. Actually drove himself for first time since concussion. Still, #Eagles RB is unlikely for Dallas game.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 27, 2012

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UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1:15 p.m. ET

A slew of injury news has been reported by the official Eagles Insider Twitter account, and it's ominous for McCoy:

Andy Reid rules out Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, Chris Polk and Jason Avant for Monday night.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 24, 2012

 

 

Despite playing host to the lowly Carolina Panthers, the Eagles are perhaps in even more severe despair. They will struggle to manufacture points without McCoy in the fold, who is a touchdown machine. This also won't help the transition for rookie QB Nick Foles as he continues to acclimate to the speed of the NFL game.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7:18 a.m. ET

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer currently considers LeSean McCoy unlikely to play on Monday Night Football:

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy were both still in Phase 1 Wednesday as they recovered from concussions and appeared unlikely to play Monday night when the 3-7 Eagles host the 2-8 Panthers.

If they can't go, their replacements will be a pair of rookies - Nick Foles making his second consecutive start at quarterback and Bryce Brown making his first career NFL start. Both took first-team repetitions Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 12:10 p.m. ET

LeSean McCoy is still suffering from symptoms following the concussion he sustained last Sunday against the Redskins, according to Eagles Insider:

Both Vick and McCoy are in phase 1 still, Vick is close to phase 2, was able to be in meetings and come out for walkthrough.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 21, 2012

AR: McCoy still has headache.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 21, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, Nov. 19 at 12:15 p.m. ET by Timothy Rapp

After LeSean McCoy left late in Sunday's game with what was being reported as a concussion, folks in Philly feared he could be lost for at least a week with the injury. Add another injury to the insult of this season, in other words.

He still might miss time, of course, but the good news for McCoy is that coach Andy Reid doesn't believe the concussion is as serious as the one Michael Vick suffered a week ago. From Eagles Insider:

AR: McCoy is day to day, has slight concussion. Vick is still not at baseline, also still in stage 1.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 19, 2012

AR: McCoy's concussion doesn't seem quite as bad as Vick's, but we'll see.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 19, 2012

Here's to hoping both McCoy and Vick can have speedy recoveries and no reoccurrence of these injuries in the future.

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According to Eagles Insider's official Twitter account, McCoy's injury is being described as a concussion:

Andy Reid: McCoy suffered concussion. Celek was hit in head, but test out okay.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 18, 2012

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times tweeted the grave situation for the Eagles star following the punishing blow delivered by Redskins safety Madieu Williams:

Now LeSean McCoy is down after going helmet-to-helmet with Madieu Williams on a rush. Philly can't get out of here fast enough.

— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) November 18, 2012

 

The cart and stretcher are coming out for McCoy.

— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) November 18, 2012

 

 

Bleacher Report was also on the scene to capture an image of McCoy as he was carted off. The fact that he is sitting up is an encouraging sign:

LeSean McCoy carted off the field after taking a helmet to helmet hit twitter.com/BleacherReport…

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 18, 2012

 

The Eagles were already getting blown off the field, trailing 31-6 in the fourth quarter at the time of McCoy's injury. He only managed 15 carries for 45 yards, but did grab a team-high six catches for 67 yards in the game.

Last year's NFL leader in touchdowns hasn't found the end zone as much in 2012 for the maligned Eagles, who are going to fall to 3-7 and are all but guaranteed to miss the playoffs.

Especially with McCoy out for what could be an extended period of time, it's difficult to imagine where the Eagles will get their offense from with rookie QB Nick Foles under center. Foles had a nightmare debut start in Washington despite a favorable matchup with the Redskins secondary.

This is just yet another bad piece of news for this talented but underachieving Philadelphia team. Stay tuned for more updates on McCoy's status as the situation develops.

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