Though he came up short, Josh McCown put up a gutsy effort in relief of Carson Wentz Sunday night in the Eagles Wildcard playoff game against the Seahawks, and now it was even more commendable than we thought.
The 40-year-old entered the game during the first quarter after Wentz was concussed by a hit from Seattle DE Jadeveon Clooney.
With the list of injuries for Philadelphia seemingly insurmountable, turns out even Josh McCown was injured.
According to Tim McManus of ESPN, the veteran backup played the second half of the game with a torn hand string, which will require surgery this week to repair.
Josh McCown played the second half vs. Seattle on a torn hamstring and is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, sources tell ESPN.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) January 10, 2020
McCown, who broke down in tears postgame reflecting on his family and long journey he’s traveled or reach where he’s at now, had been in the league 17 seasons and had never once played in a playoff game.