Twitter seems to be the hub for all things NFL media these days. So, of course when Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was lost for the season due to an ACL tear, this social network was the best place for quick information.
Not only did we get up-to-date news regarding the situation, but we also received comments from players, personnel and media involved with the Eagles organization and the NFL in general.
Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting comments regarding this situation for the Eagles and Maclin as they both go forward.
First, the news of the tear:
Eagles confirm reports that Jeremy Maclin tore ACL in right knee during today’s practice. Brutal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 27, 2013
Soon after, speculation:
How will Eagles replace Maclin? http://t.co/QmAzcWLO7S
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 27, 2013
Followed by lots of support from teammates:
— Arrelious Benn (@ArreliousBenn) July 27, 2013
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) July 28, 2013
PRAYERS up for the big bro @jmac_18 great receiver but an even better person !!!
— Russell Shepard Jr.. (@LSUShep10) July 28, 2013
Say a prayer for our boy @jmac_18 we Luv ya bro.
— Riley Cooper (@RileyCooper_14) July 28, 2013
Then, words from Maclin himself:
Maclin: ‘When [my knee buckled], I immediately knew what the deal was. I got emotional.’ http://t.co/bEKol6Om44
— NFL (@nfl) July 28, 2013
The harsh reality:
One of the toughest parts of the Dennis Pitta-Jeremy Maclin season-ending injuries: Each was in last year of his contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2013
The team moves forward:
First in line to take Jeremy Maclin’s role: Riley Cooper http://t.co/0FZzjcWPgN
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 29, 2013
Obviously, this is a great deal of news to take in as an Eagles fan. The outlook for 2013 has not only drastically changed for the team, but for Maclin as well. This could very well be a career-altering event for the young wide receiver.
Fans around the NFL are already coming together in full support of Maclin, and wish him a speedy recovery.