Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has an acromioclavicular sprain, or AC sprain in his shoulder. Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the injury wasn’t serious and McCoy should be back at practice in the “next day or so here.”
In the secondary, Nate Allen returned to the practice field after missing one week with a neck strain. Cornerback Ellis Hobbs will be eased back in with his hip injury, but Dimitri Patterson is now the starter according to Reid, who may use Hobbs as a nickel or dime cornerback.
“I don’t know,” Reid said. “Who knows? We seem to throw everybody in there. If he’s active, I’m sure he’ll be thrown in there somewhere.”
Defensive end Juqua Parker will miss practice with a hip flexor strain, but Reid expects Parker to be available Sunday night when the Eagles host the Giants. Linebacker Ernie Sims, who sprained his ankle on Monday night, will return to the practice field today.
Meanwhile, at right guard, both Max Jean-Gilles, who is coming off of a concussion and Nick Cole, who has nursed a knee injury for much of the year, are available this week. Reid said he hasn’t decided yet on a starter.
“You know what, they’re both probably going to play and we’ll just see how it all works out this week,” Reid said. “You’ll see both of them in there out at practice.”
Cole started the first three games of the year before his knee worsened and affected his play. Jean-Gilles then started the next five games until sustaining his concussion, giving the job back to Cole last week.
While left guard Todd Herremans, who missed time in training camp due to a lingering left foot injury, didn’t finish the game on Monday night, Reid said there was nothing to be concerned about.
“I trust [Jean-Gilles, Cole and Herremans] like I do starters, all three of them,” Reid said. “So it was an opportunity to just pull back a couple of reps on Todd’s foot and go with it. I mean, there’s no problem with it or anything. He’ll practice today.”