NFL Week 9 injury roundup: Jeremy Maclin, Victor Cruz go down

Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin started Sunday’s game despite being hampered by a groin injury. Maclin aggravated the injury in the first quarter and was forced to the sideline. His return was considered questionable. 

Another veteran receiver, Victor Cruz of the Giants, was also injured. Cruz hurt his ankle and the team initially said his return was probable. He was taken to the locker room for X-rays, however, and ruled out. Earlier in the game, Giants lineman Justin Pugh injured his ankle and also ruled out.

A full list of injuries we’re tracking is below.

Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs — Groin, questionable

The Chiefs were already without quarterback Alex Smith and Maclin’s injury left Nick Foles throwing to a depleted pass-catching corps. 

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Steelers — Foot, out

Heyward-Bey has three total touchdowns in seven games this season. 

Victor Cruz, Giants — Ankle, out

Before he was injured, Cruz hauled in a 46-yard catch, his longest of the season. 

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