returned to practice Monday after sitting out the previous session with a mild
case of turf toe.
McCoy said X-rays
and MRIs of the left big toe were negative and his playing time would depend on his pain threshold.
“I feel like if I
hurt it too much I’ll shut it down,” McCoy said. “But I warmed today and it
felt good. I could feel it still but I could push through it. In this league
you have to learn how to play with pain.”
The toe became an
issue during practice last week with the Patriots. McCoy made a cameo in the preseason game against the Patriots Friday
“It was really
bothering me,” McCoy said. “During the game it kind of was real, real sore … and
a couple days before that. I was trying to play through that. Yesterday it
really was hurting pretty bad. It’s fine. I felt a little bit better today so I
went for it. And I actually pushed
through practice. I don’t know what I did as far as my reps and my workload
today. But I was kind of getting into it. I started warming up. And I need to
work anyway so I just pushed through practice.”
players, wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (knee, hamstring) and Riley Cooper (foot)
participated in the open phase of practice but were limited in team reps.
Chris Polk (hamstring) did not practice. He hasn’t worked since the beginning
has opened the door for undrafted rookie Henry Josey, who had eight rushes for
56 yards and caught a 27-yard scoring pass from Matt Barkley in the 42-35
preseason loss to the New England Patriots.
“Henry got more
than his share of reps,” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. “And he made
the most of it.”
Wide receiver Damaris
Johnson also benefitted from Polk’s absence as he also played running back in the
second preseason game.
“Damaris, heck he
played three different positions for us,” Shurmur said. “That’s a huge thing
for a guy.”
three passes, including a five-yard touchdown from Mark Sanchez and had seven
rushes for 14 yards. Johnson also averaged 6.3 yards on three punt returns and
returned a kickoff 27 yards.
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