Jeremy Maclin hurts knee at Philadelphia Eagles camp By Marc Sessler Around the League Writer Published: July 27, 2013 at 02:09 p.m. Updated: July 27, 2013 at 03:56 p.m.
Ill news out of Philadelphia, where the Eagles are down a wide receiver.
Jeremy Maclin was carted off the field after suffering an apparent right leg injury during 7-on-7 drills in Saturday's training-camp practice, as first reported by Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Eagles fear Maclin tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source informed of the injury.
Maclin lay on the ground for approximately five minutes as team trainers worked over him. New coach Chip Kelly stood by as Maclin lay on his back; and the fifth-year wide receiver covered his face with a towel as he was wheeled away.
McLane reported that offensive tackle Jason Peters, who missed last season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, consoled Maclin as he left the field.
Maclin's loss is costly for the Eagles. He a consistent producer, accounting for 69 receptions, 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Over his four NFL seasons, he's averaged 65 catches and 863 yards per season. Alongside DeSean Jackson, Maclin figured to play a pivotal role in Kelly's up-tempo scheme.
Updating a previous item, the Eagles fear Jeremy Maclin tore both his right ACL and MCL during Saturday's training camp practice. Team docs' "first examination" revealed Maclin may have torn two knee ligaments instead of a routine ACL tear. Either way, the early signs are ominous for the scant remaining hope Maclin might be able to play in 2013. Maclin's MRI is taking place Saturday afternoon. The year-ending injury improves DeSean Jackson's fantasy outlook slightly, and bumps Riley Cooper onto the first team. Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Jul 27 - 3:28 PM
Really unfortunate. He didn't want to holdout for a new contract because he wanted to go out there and prove what his worth. Bummer. I also really liked him as a WR3 this year with potential WR2 upside.
Eagles' Jeremy Maclin expected to miss season after tearing ACL Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 1:09 AM
The Eagles' Jeremy Maclin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday's practice. It is an injury that will cost the 25-year-old wide receiver the season and will leave the Eagles trying to fill the void left by the loss of a productive starter just two days into camp.
Maclin collapsed during noncontact 7-on-7 drills at the NovaCare Complex. He was helped to a cart after being examined on the turf for about five minutes. Coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman turned from watching practice to monitoring Maclin while he was on the ground. Other players, including Michael Vick and Jason Avant, went over to check on him.
A towel covered Maclin's face while he lay with his right foot extended on the cart, concealing the agony Maclin no doubt was experiencing. He tore the same ACL as a freshman at Missouri in 2006, and has dealt with injuries throughout his four seasons with the Eagles.
Kelly was not available for comment Saturday night.
"Usually when a guy goes down like that it's something to worry about," Vick said after practice.
The injury is especially devastating because Maclin, who was entering the final year of his contract, was expecting the best season of his career. A first-round pick who has been a four-year starter with the Eagles, the 6-foot, 198-pound receiver has been a consistent contributor although he never exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He has more catches through his first four years than any player in Eagles history.