Philadelphia Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is unlikely to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins due to a sprained ankle, reports Bob Grotz of The Daily Times. McCoy suffered the injury against the Dallas Cowboys last Saturday. Of McCoy, Grotz writes, "his words made it obvious he would need a miraculous recovery" in order to play against Washington.
McCoy is the No. 2 rusher in the NFL, with 1309 yards, and leads the league with 20 total touchdowns (17 rushing, three receiving). Against Washington in Week 6, he gained 126 yards on 28 carries. The three-year veteran is chasing the Eagles' single-season rushing record of 1512 yards, which Wilbert Montgomery holds.
"Montgomery, he's probably smiling right now," McCoy told the media. "I'll get it [the record] next year--hopefully."
If McCoy can't play Sunday, it's likely that Ronnie Brown would serve as the Eagles' lead back. The former Miami Dolphins star has gained 122 yards on 36 carries in 2011, with one touchdown.
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