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LeSean McCoy suffers concussion in Eagles loss

LeSean McCoy sustained a concussion in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

LeSean McCoy suffers concussion in Eagles loss

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion against the Redskins on Sunday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion against the Redskins on Sunday. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

LANDOVER, Md.— LeSean McCoy sustained a concussion in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

The Eagles trailed by 25 points after the two-minute warning when a running play was called for McCoy. After the game, coach Andy Reid defended keeping McCoy in that time despite the lopsided score.

“We were trying to catch up and win the game,” Reid said.

McCoy appeared woozy in the locker room. There will be more information on his status on Monday.

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 SCOTT IN, WATKINS STILL SIDELINED

The Eagles started veteran Jake Scott at right guard less than one week after signing him. Scott started in place of Danny Watkins, who was active but remained on the bench because of an injured ankle.

“We were just a little nervous on Danny’s ankle,” Reid said.

He added that Watkins was active in case of emergency.

Scott signed on Monday and has experience with offensive line coach Howard Mudd’s technique. Scott committed two false starts in the first quarter. He said those were not attributable to his lack of time in the offense.

“It had nothing to do with it,” Scott said. “It’s just me. I needed to settle down, and I took care of that. That was all me. One hundred percent me.”

BRYCE BROWN IN AT KICK RETURNER

The Eagles inserted Bryce Brown as the kick returner in place of Brandon Boykin. Brown had three returns for 66 yards, with a long of 25 yards.

Boykin has been in that spot all season has 27 returns for 593 yards, with an average of 22 yards and a long of 31 yards. So Brown’s return average on Sunday was identical to Boykin’s average this season.

EXTRA POINTS

Brent Celek left the game with a head injury but tests revealed that there were no issues. …Redskins fullback Darrel Young, a Villanova product, caught a six-yard touchdown in the first half. …The Eagles have 24 turnovers this season and have only forced 10 turnovers.

Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.

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