Eagles' LeSean McCoy says he will be ready for season opener
Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy said his injured right thumb is "all right" and that he will be ready for the team’s regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 7.
McCoy left Thursday night's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the injury after running the ball four times for 24 yards and catching two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. An X-ray following the game showed no breaks or ligament damage to the thumb.
"No, I'll be fine for the opener," McCoy said to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Catch with two hands, one hand, spiking the ball, doing everything we need to do."
Philadelphia's starters will not see any action in the team’s preseason finale against the New York Jets and McCoy says he doesn’t plan to have his thumb wrapped for the Jacksonville game.
McCoy is also dealing with a toe injury, which caused him to miss Sunday's practice.
- Scooby Axson