|Running back LeSean McCoy was concussed in the fourth quarter during Sunday's loss to the Redskins. His availability for next Monday night's game against Carolina is uncertain. (US Presswire)|
Coach Andy Reid said on Monday that McCoy is “day to day'' and there is no way to predict when he'll be able to play again.
But the talk in the Philadelphia area hasn't centered around the injury to the Eagles' best player as much as how, why and when he was injured.
McCoy was dazed with less than two minutes to play in the 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field and Reid raised a lot of eyebrows after the game when he was asked why his star player was still on the field in the closing minutes of a blowout.
Reid's response: “We were trying to come back and win the game."
The reality: The Eagles would have had to score 25 points in less than two minutes behind a rookie quarterback, Nick Foles, who was having an awful day, to force overtime.
On Monday, Reid said he still doesn't regret having McCoy on the field at the end, even though he certainly didn't plan on him getting injured.
“There are a few things that I wish wouldn't have happened and that's obviously one of them,'' Reid said. “But these kids want to play, so there are two sides to things.''
Reid mentioned an earlier question in his weekly press conference, when he was asked if his team had quit on Sunday, and he pointed to McCoy's eagerness to play at the end of a blowout as proof that the players still care.
“So, there's a fine line there and, as coaches, they know you're all in, too,'' Reid said. “With that, I don't regret what happened. I wish he hadn't been hurt, but I don't regret that, no.”
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