Philadelphia Eagles training camp has only just begun. Unfortunately, the first big news out of camp is rather gloomy. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin went down during practice today and suffered a non-contact leg injury — later to be clarified as a knee injury.
He stayed on the ground for close to five minutes, surrounded by teammates and members of the coaching staff. Maclin was in obvious pain as he held his hands over his face while on the ground. Finally, he was helped up — while favoring his right leg — and taken off the field for testing on a cart.
Soon after, it was relayed that Maclin thought he had suffered a torn ACL — an injury that would keep him out all season.
Upon first examination, #Eagles fear a torn ACL and MCL for WR Jeremy Maclin, I’m told. Awaiting official word, though. In MRI now.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2013
This is not only absolutely devastating for the Eagles — Maclin was looking to become a big part of the offense this season — but it is severely devastating for Maclin, who is entering a contract year.
This could turn out to be the end of Maclin’s tenure in Philadelphia if the results of this injury are as dire as they seem.
All we can do at this point is hope for the best for this former first-round selection, and wish him a speedy recovery.