Eagles’ Lesean McCoy & Jeremy Maclin Leave Week 3 Preseason Game With Injuries

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | 0


With their starters seeing their most significant action of the preseason in tonight’s (Thurs., August 21, 2014) Week 3 match-up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2014 season is getting off to a bit of a rocky start for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The team came out smoking on their first scoring drive, driving the length f the field and scoring when quarterback Nick Foles threw a pristine screen pass to star running back Lesean McCoy, but the air soon changed.

McCoy was taken to the locker room to get an X-ray on his injured thumb, instantly taking the air out of Philadelphia fans’ lung, not to mention fantasy football players everywhere. McCoy did not return to action, but did come back to his team’s sideline.

The Eagles Insider soon broke the news that his X-rays came back negative, signifying that he has a minor thumb sprain that shouldn’t be serious:

The Eagles got a second scare, and it was one that could have been much worse. New No. 1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who is returning from a torn ACL that kept him out of action all of last year, fell to the ground in pain after planting his foot awkwardly while running a route.

The team feared the worse, but luckily for them, Maclin was able to walk off the field under his own power. He soon returned to the game late in the second quarter and promptly caught a pass:

It looks like the Eagles dodged a bullet tonight, as they could have potentially lost their two most valuable skill position players. Stay tuned to TSM Plug NFL for developing injury news on the Eagles’ stars.

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