On Thursday night, the Eagles hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third preseason game of 2014 ...
Running back LeSean McCoy hurt his right thumb a few plays before he took a screen pass from quarterback Nick Foles and darted up the right side of the field for a 22-yard touchdown in Thursday's 31-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
McCoy exited the game to get X-rays after the score, which came back negative, but the All-Pro traded a helmet for a baseball cap and watched the rest of the game from the sidelines.
"It hurts. It definitely hurts," said McCoy, who wasn't sporting anything on the hand following the game. "I'll be fine."
McCoy's preseason is in the books after gaining 43 yards rushing and an additional 34 yards receiving along with the touchdown. He's looked quick darting in and out of his cuts and showing no ill effect of the toe injury that forced him to miss a day of training last week. The NFL's defending rushing champion explained that this is a critical time of year.
"This is around that time where I push it a little bit more to be very effective and to get the workload I need to be productive again this year," said McCoy of his preseason performance. "But I feel good though."
The starting offense posted a pair of touchdowns before exiting the game, the second coming on a 1-yard touchdown run by Darren Sproles. Never satisfied, McCoy said that both he and the entire offense have plenty of work to do before the regular season opener on September 7 against Jacksonville.
"I don't think we're 100 percent ready to roll," McCoy said. "I think by gameday we'll be fine."