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McCoy says toe injury sidelined him on Sunday

Chip Kelly joked that he does not think LeSean McCoy will "ever play again."

The Eagles coach took a sarcastic approach Tuesday to the attention devoted to McCoy's left big toe, which kept the running back out of practice on Sunday. McCoy said his toe was sore and compared it to a less severe form of turf toe.

Kelly's nothing-to-see-here approach is not atypical regarding player injuries, but he's quickly learning that an injured toe for an Eagles Pro Bowl running back -- no matter how mild -- can raise the blood pressure throughout the region.

"He practiced full 1/8Monday3/8, and he's fine," Kelly said."It's not as big an issue as I think anybody's made it out to be."

Kelly said the situation was "overblown" for a player missing one practice in August. McCoy said Monday that he would like to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers if healthy. He also said how much he dislikes missing practice, although Kelly made it sound as if McCoy's practice intensity can improve at times.

"It's OK," Kelly said."Some days he's great out there and there are other days he's not so great."

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