Posted July 28, 2013

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin suffers torn ACL during practice

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Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin is entering the final year of his contract. (Ronald C. Modra/Sports/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during the team’s training camp practice on Saturday, the Eagles announced.

Maclin fell to the ground during 7-on-7 drills and lay there for several minutes as he “writhed in pain” before being carted off the field, according to CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher.

The 25-year-old former first-round draft pick, entering his fifth season, is in the final year of his rookie contract. He has struggled with his health throughout his career, missing time during training camp in both 2010 and ’11.

Maclin has topped 60 receptions and 850 yards receiving in each of the past three years, but has yet to top the 1,000-yard mark.

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From the CSNPhilly.com report:

He writhed in pain as the staff worked on his lower leg, with head coach Chip Kelly kneeling over him and general manager Howie Roseman standing nearby. After he made it to his feet, Maclin appeared to be bearing weight only on his right leg before settling into the motorized cart.

Exact information on Maclin’s injury won’t be known until after practice. The Eagles are just two days into Kelly’s first training camp.

Maclin, who led the Eagles with 857 receiving yards last year and with seven touchdown catches, had his face covered with a towel as the cart escorted him off the field and toward the door that leads to the NovaCare Complex clubhouse.

Two trainers helped Maclin off the cart and then assisted the receiver in walking into the clubhouse as Maclin continued to avoid putting weight on the leg. Maclin had each arm wrapped around a staff member as he entered the complex.

The rest of the Eagles’ receiving corps includes two-time Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson and eighth-year veteran Jason Avant, with Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and Arrelious Benn, among others, also competing for spots.

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13 comments
ESPNBoardGOAT
ESPNBoardGOAT

Time for Tebow's former roommate at Florida to step up.

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

He writhed in pain as the staff worked on his lower leg, with head coach Chip Kelly kneeling over him and general manager Howie Roseman standing nearby. After he made it to his feet, Maclin appeared to be bearing weight only on his right leg before settling into the motorized cart."

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What is this wussie report....readers digest?  No wonder philly sux

6marK6
6marK6

God hates the Eagles, isn't that clear by now?

Matthew W
Matthew W

Tough break...contract year too. 


He's a good receiver, his numbers should be better....he just needs a decent QB that can get him the ball. It was going to be interesting to see what Chip was going to do with all those offensive pieces.

meats29
meats29

Not good. Torn ACL and MCL. Done for the season.

Aguilas
Aguilas

It sucks loosing your #2 receiver...hopefully it's nothing...now time for Damarias Johnson to step it up or the rookie Shepard. Fortunately, they have depth at receiver.

Aguilas
Aguilas

@6marK6 you mean the Cowboys....they are deepest at WR position, we take the division...maybe the NY Ginas challenge us....Chip-check is a godsend.  Watch 'n see.

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

sorry to say but a torn ACL is something

Aguilas
Aguilas

@sportsGuy12  well they carried the comments over from a previously unknown injury....obviously....the birds would be fine.