Josh McCown played through a torn hamstring

Andrew Porter
January 10, 2020 - 12:59 pm

Josh McCown's gutsy performance last Sunday got even gutsier today, as reports came out the backup Eagles QB played through a torn hamstring. Mike Garafolo reported that McCown "tore his hamstring off of the bone."

The injury reportedly happened in the second quarter. Also noteworthy is the Eagles had no other active quarterbacks for the game, as Nate Sudfeld was inactive for the game. 

McCown, 40, will now have surgery which will require about six months of recovery time. 

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McCown replaced Carson Wentz, who suffered a head injury, in the first quarter of Sunday's Eagles-Seahawks wildcard playoff game. McCown went 18-24 with 174 yards and no turnovers, plus 23 yards rushing on the torn hamstring. 

McCown was on a one-year deal worth $2 million to be the Eagles' backup QB last season and is set to become an unrestricted free-agent in 2020.