One of the downsides of training camp is when a season-ending injury occurs in practice, weeks before a game.
That's the case with Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Maclin was carted off the field with a leg injury after being down on the field in pain during practice. The team confirmed that Maclin tore his ACL, which in almost every case is a season-ending injury.
It's bad for an Eagles team without a lot of great options at receiver. It's bad for Maclin, who is in a contract year.
It's a terrible blow for the player and the team. Riley Cooper is the most likely candidate to replace Maclin, who had 69 catches for 857 yards last year. The team also signed former Buccaneers receiver Arrelious Benn this offseason.
Appreciate all the love and support twitter fam....sad day but I have setbacks my entire life. Minor setback ... http://t.co/DiFGrrmI5D
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac_18) July 27, 2013
Maclin did get some well wishes from some fellow players that know about dealing with torn ACLs, including a division rival:
We may be on rival teams @jmac_18 but we are still human and I sent prayers up for you brother along with all others injured today
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 27, 2013
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