Kelce Explains ‘Temper Tantrum’ at Practice
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Turns out Jason Kelce is just fine.
The Eagles' star center raised some eyebrows at practice on Thursday after slamming his helmet to the turf and treating a recycling can like it was a defensive back in the open field while he was pulling.
Some speculated that Kelce tweaked an ankle injury he has been dealing with but the real reason was that his shin was cleated.
The veteran apologized in the locker room for his actions after practice and admitted it was just a bit of a temper tantrum.
"What happened is, I'm an idiot," Kelce explained. "You'd think at 30 years old I might be able to control myself a little better than that. I got cleated in a drill, and obviously, I had an ankle sprain a couple weeks ago. The best way I can equate it is when you're doing yard work, and you hit your thumb with a hammer, and you throw the hammer halfway across the yard."
Kelce then showed off his wound to reporters:
"I got a cleated down the front of my shin," he said. "Very minimal damage long term, but it hurts like a bitch at the moment."
In other injury news, left guard Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) was a limited participant in practice after missing Wednesday's session, while receiver Alshon Jeffery and defensive end Steven Means were added to the injury report after missing practice with illnesses.
The latter could be an issue for Sunday if a flu starts spreading in the locker room.
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