Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin missed all of 2013 with a torn ACL in his right knee. With the Eagles parting ways with wide receiver DeSean Jackson during the offseason, they could use a healthy Maclin in the upcoming season.
In the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night, Maclin went down and was grabbing his right knee again. It initially caused some panic that he had re-injured his knee.
Jeremy Maclin is down and holding his right knee. The ACL one.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 22, 2014
Dang it. HATE to see that for Jeremy Maclin. Right knee being looked at. #Eagles.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) August 22, 2014
Oh no not again, Jeremy Maclin.
— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) August 22, 2014
While it is clear that he injured his knee in some capacity, it doesn’t look like he tore his ACL again. It looks more like a hyper extension, and Maclin was able to get up and walk off the field under his own power. He then returned to play shortly there after.
Jeremy Maclin is back on the field. So… there’s your injury update on that scary situation.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 22, 2014
All good signs for Maclin and the Eagles.
If you missed the play you can watch it for yourself below and try to make your own amateur diagnosis.
VINE – Jeremy Maclin torn his ACL last season and it doesnt look good now https://t.co/98JkZSGB0n
— FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) August 22, 2014