Injury Update: Maclin, McCoy, Polk all practice

Injury Update: Maclin, McCoy, Polk all practice
August 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy and Chris Polk practiced Saturday. (USA Today Images)

LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin were both back at practice Saturday morning, two days after suffering minor injuries during the Eagles’ preseason game Thursday against the Steelers at the Linc.

McCoy left the game with a sprained thumb that required an X-ray. Maclin, who missed all of last year with an ACL tear, suffered a scary-looking knee injury but returned quickly to the game.

Running back Chris Polk, who hadn’t practiced in several weeks after tearing his hamstring, also returned to practice and was a full participant.

Cornerbacks Brandon Boykin and Cary Williams also returned to work. Both suffered hamstring injuries during the Eagles’ preseason game against the Patriots in Foxborough last week.

Veteran receiver Arrelious Benn missed practice with a concussion, which he suffered Thursday night against Pittsburgh, head coach Chip Kelly said.

Benn, who has just one catch for six yards in three preseason games, is in the NFL-mandated concussion rehab protocol, but Kelly indicated he is likely close to being cleared.

“I think he's going to get cleared, but he has to go through concussion protocol,” Kelly said.

Linebacker Connor Barwin and cornerback Malcolm Jenkins were missing from practice. Both played the entire first half with the first defense Thursday night, and if they are injured, their injuries are not known. It is possible both were simply given a veteran rest day.

The only other players not practicing were center Julian Vandervelde, who had back surgery, and receiver-returner Josh Huff, who has a shoulder injury.

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