McCoy’s toe injury not serious

McCoy led the NFL with 1,607 rushing yards in 2013. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday LeSean McCoy’s turf toe is not serious, according to ESPN.com.

“He’s fine,” Kelly said, after noting that McCoy was able to practice Tuesday. “It’s not as big an issue as anybody’s made it out to be.”

McCoy himself described the issue as “a small version of turf toe,” and while they are not considering it a serious issue, a decision has not been made whether McCoy will play in Thursday’s preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McCoy said Monday “I need the reps.” He initially felt pain in his toe last week during joint practices with the New England Patriots, but an MRI and X-rays came back negative. And he returned to practice Tuesday.

Whether or not he plays Thursday, McCoy is fully expected to start the season-opener Sept. 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.