Injuries in football are incredibly common, but the recovery speed for an injury really depends on the athlete. For Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, he was forced to sit out for the entirety of the 2013 NFL season after being placed on the injured reserve list due to incurring an ACL tear during training camp.
As the 2014 training camp opens up, Maclin finds himself as the Eagles No. 1 wide receiver as former teammate DeSean Jackson has moved on to the division rival Washington Redskins.
Maclin was certainly disappointed in missed last season as he was hoping to build off another solid campaign in 2012. Couple that with the fact that he had a new exciting offense under head coach Chip Kelly, and sitting out the entire season must have been excruciating for the former University of Missouri star.
As he moves past his injury and moves on with his career, Maclin is confident that his knee will hold up throughout training camp and the regular season as well (Courtesy of Philly):
You can’t think like that, because the minute you go out there timid, that’s when something bad happens. I go out there and push myself. I feel good, I don’t feel I lost a step, and I’m getting in and out of breaks well.
You just have to have faith in the whole process and with everything that’s come along with it, which I have. It’s been going good.
Maclin could produce huge numbers this season for the Eagles if in fact he is able to stay healthy. Getting through training camp will be Maclin’s first major hurdle.