LeSean McCoy, Eagles Getting Ready for Broncos, Chung Still Out
Following a week where the Philadelphia Eagles didn't incur a single injury to anyone on their roster, the team saw three separate starters leave the game against the Kansas City Chiefs prematurely.
One of the most notable was running back LeSean McCoy, but it seems the Eagles won't have to worry too much about him.
Suffering an injury in the first half of the contest, McCoy briefly left the game and went back to the locker room, only to come back and play on it, but McCoy said he "couldn't press" on his right ankle following Thursday night's loss to the Chiefs but will "get treatment and I'll be fine."
"When it happened, the way I landed, I felt pain right away," McCoy said. "I couldn’t press on it. I had that type of injury before; that’s why I thought it was something serious. ... The X-rays looked good; they didn't see anything on there. I still was in pain. A couple of runs, I could feel it. ... I’ll get treatment on it and I’ll be fine."
Both during and after the game, the Eagles announced that McCoy had suffered some sort of ankle injury. On Friday morning, the Philadelphia Inquire reported that McCoy's injury was a high-ankle sprain, thankfully that wasn't the case.
Whatever the case may be, McCoy practiced on Tuesday and he'll be ready for Sunday's contest against the Denver Broncos, head coach Chip Kelly said that McCoy is 100%.
LeSean McCoy rushed 20 times for 158 yards and a touchdown in Philadelphia's Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.
One Eagle who did not practice on Tuesday was safety Patrick Chung, Chung has a left shoulder contusion and is considered day-to-day. He should return to practice later this week and is tentatively expected to play in Sunday's game against the Broncos.
There were reports that Chung was in a sling on Friday, but that is no longer the case according to Kelly.
"He's not in a sling. He's not going to practice today. I'm a day‑to‑day guy. I know he's not practicing today. If he practices tomorrow, I'll make sure I tell you before he starts."
The Eagles get back to practice on Wednesday, as they prepare for their Week Four home contest against the 3-0 Broncos, who Kelly got a chance to see play on Monday Night.
"Outstanding performance," Kelly commented. "Offensively very difficult when you see your quarterback playing at that level right now. He's got a lot of weapons. You got [Wes] Welker, [Demaryius] Thomas, [Eric] Decker, wherever you want to put them in. Three really good running backs. It's a tough challenge for us this week."