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LeSean McCoy returns to practice

8/18/2014

LeSean McCoy returned to practice Monday, one day after sitting out with a toe injury.

While Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly failed to mention McCoy’s injury on Sunday when he addressed other player injuries, McCoy on Monday said he injured his left big toe last week while practicing against the New England Patriots. McCoy had six carries in the Eagles' preseason game against the Patriots on Friday night, but he said on Monday his toe was hurting so badly on Sunday that he could not practice.

McCoy said he had an MRI exam on the toe and that there was no significant damage. He likened the injury to a mild case of turf toe.

Nevertheless, McCoy said he likely would play Thursday night when the Eagles have their first home preseason game against Pittsburgh. That game will probably be it for McCoy in the preseason.

On Sunday, McCoy walked off the field and refused to answer reporters’ queries about why he didn’t practice. On Monday, he admitted to being upset he could not participate.

“I wouldn’t say (I was) frustrated,” McCoy said. “Any time I’m not capable of going out there and practicing, missing a day of work, that’s not something to be happy about, unless it’s a day off. Missing a day of work can be frustrating. Someone is out here getting better and I’m not.”

McCoy said he was able to participate in all facets of practice Monday, from individual drills to 11-on-11 team drills.

“I need the work anyway,” McCoy said.

McCoy led the NFL in rushing last season with 1,607 yards.