LeSean McCoy missed practice on Sunday. The running back later revealed the big toe on his left foot was bothering him enough that he had an MRI and an X-ray. He said he was fine and returned to practice on Monday.
Before Tuesday’s training camp session at the NovaCare Complex, Chip Kelly was asked about McCoy’s toe and whether there was any update.
“I don’t think he’ll ever play again,” Kelly said with a smirk.
Kelly continued: “He’s fine. He practiced full on [Monday]. He’s fine. It’s not as big an issue as I think anyone has made it out to be.”
McCoy said he plans to play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field. The running back said he wasn’t sure about his workload and added he wouldn’t need many reps.
In other injury news, Eagles rookie wide receiver Josh Huff was not involved in practice on Tuesday. He’s dealing with a shoulder injury suffered in the team’s second preseason outing against the Patriots in New England. Kelly said nothing is broken and Huff won’t require surgery, but the wideout won’t play against the Steelers. There is no timetable for Huff’s return.
Meanwhile, Chris Polk is still out with a hamstring injury. The running back missed the first two preseason games. To hear Kelly tell it, it didn’t sound like Polk will be available on Thursday evening. Kelly said not having Polk on the field has made evaluating him difficult.
“It’s a big factor,” Kelly said. “You’ve got to be able to play. It’s tough for us to say ‘you know, we know what you can do.’ You’ve also got to go out there and show it ... we need to see who’s going to go and who’s going to be able to play. We can’t evaluate anybody if they’re not going to play in games or in practice.”