Kirkwood native Jeremy Maclin is expected to miss the entire upcoming NFL season after injuring the anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee during a training camp drill with the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday.
The 25 year old was participating in a 7-on-7 drill when the injury took place, and according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, it is the same ligament that Maclin injured as a freshman at Mizzou in 2006.
Maclin, who was selected by the Eagles as the 19th pick in the 2009 Draft, has dealt with several injuries in his 4 years with the Eagles. Despite that, he has been a productive receiver leading the team in catches last year with 69 for 857 yards and 7 touchdowns. In 2011, Maclin was just 36 yards shy of becoming a 1,000-yard receiver. That season, he found the end zone 10 times on 70 receptions.
Maclin Tweeted last night, “Appreciate all the love and support twitter fam….sad day but I have setbacks my entire life.”
Maclin is entering the final season on a 5-year contract with the Eagles.