Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had to be carted off the field yesterday after sustaining a concussion during the team’s 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Less than two minutes remained in the game when McCoy sustained the injury. This led many, including Rosenthal, to question why the top running back was still in the game considering the Eagles’ significant deficit. Coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game that he was still trying to catch up and win.
Prior to his injury, McCoy had compiled 45 yards rushing on 15 carries and 67 receiving yards on six receptions. He had also lost a fumble.
The Eagles season is basically over at this point regardless of McCoy’s status going forward, but it’s never good to lose a key contributor to injury at any point in the season. Philadelphia would be wise to give McCoy as much time as necessary to recover from his concussion.