LeSean McCoy missed practice on Sunday with what he called “a small version of turf toe.” The Eagles' running back returned to training camp at the NovaCare Complex on Monday and completed practice.
“[Sunday] it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said. “It felt a little better [Monday], so I went for it.”
McCoy said he injured the big toe on his left foot during a joint practice against the Patriots last week in New England. He told the media he had an MRI and X-rays on the toe and that he’s “fine.” After practice on Sunday, McCoy appeared frustrated and declined to answer questions about why he didn’t participate.
“Anytime I’m not capable of going out there and practicing and missing a day of work, it’s not something to be happy about,” McCoy said. “Unless it’s a day off and the team has a day off. Missing a day of work can be frustrating.”
McCoy said the toe bothers him when he tries to put pressure on it, but he added that the injury isn’t “severe or serious.” Because the injury happened during training camp, is McCoy concerned the issue with his toe might linger or bother him during the regular season?
“If it hurts too much, I’ll shut it down,” McCoy said. "I warmed up [Monday] and it felt good. I can feel it still, but I pushed through it. In this league, you have to learn how to play through pain if you can. And if you can, you have to go out there and work hard … my track record, I don’t miss a lot of games, I don’t miss a lot of practices.”
While McCoy plans to play when the Eagles host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday evening, the running back said he won't need many reps.