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And now we've learned more.
The Eagles fear Maclin tore the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source informed of the injury. Newark Star-Ledger staffer Jordan Raanan, citing a source close to the receiver, reports that Maclin believes he may indeed have torn his ACL.
Raabab added the Eagles are still holding out hope that the MRI reveals something less serious than a torn ACL, which would likely sideline Maclin for the season.
According to McLane, Maclin lay on the ground for about five minutes as the Eagles' medical staff tended to him. Players were visibly upset and head coach Chip Kelly stood nearby as Maclin lay flat on his back. The injury occurred during 7 on 7 drills. Maclin took a few steps off the line of scrimmage and dropped to the ground, several eyewitnesses told McLane.
Michael Vick was the quarterback on the play.
"Usually when a guy falls like that there's something to be worried about," Vick said.
Update: The Eagles have confirmed that Maclin tore his right ACL, putting an end to his 2013 season before it began.
Now, as NFL.com's Marc Sessler pointed out, Maclin's loss is costly for the Eagles. He a consistent producer, accounting for 69 receptions, 857 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Over his four NFL seasons, he's averaged 65 catches and 863 yards per season. Alongside DeSean Jackson, Maclin figured to play a pivotal role in Kelly's up-tempo scheme.
For what it's worth, Riley Cooper moved up and took the injured Maclin's snaps with the first team. But nobody should be in a hurry to jump on the Cooper bandwagon just yet.
Stay tuned. We'll have more in the News & Views section of the site as developments warrant.