Former Mizzou star Maclin tears ACL, likely out for season

BY foxsports • July 28, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, a former
star at Missouri, tore the ACL in his right knee during practice and
could miss the season.

Maclin went down at the end of a
non-contact Saturday drill and appeared to be in pain while he was on
the ground for several minutes. He was helped onto the cart and needed
assistance getting off it and going into the team's practice facility.

"Appreciate
all the love and support twitter fam....sad day but I have setbacks my
entire life. Minor setback for a MAJOR comeback! (hash)birdgang," he
wrote on Twitter.

Philadelphia is in its second full practice under new coach Chip Kelly. The first practice with pads is Sunday.

The
Eagles signed wide receiver David Ball to the 90-man roster. The
29-year-old Ball played for Kelly at New Hampshire, and broke Jerry
Rice's Division I-AA record for touchdown receptions. Ball spent time in
training camp with Chicago and the New York Jets in 2007-08.

Maclin
is headed into his fifth season with the Eagles. He led the team with
69 catches for 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and the
former first-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract.

Two-time
Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson is Philadelphia's other starter.
The team has veterans Jason Avant and Riley Cooper, along with several
younger wideouts in camp.

Maclin has averaged 64 catches, 863
yards and six TDs in his first four seasons. His best year was in 2011,
when he had 70 receptions for 964 yards and 10 TDs.


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