The Philadelphia Eagles will be without one of their top offensive weapons this season. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin went down with a knee injury during practice on Saturday and had to be carted off the field.
The team later announced that Maclin has a torn ACL and is out for the season.
“He just came off the line of scrimmage and his knee buckled a little bit,” fellow wide receiver DeSean Jackson told the team’s website. “It’s an unfortunate situation. Hopefully, it’s not too bad.”
Maclin was a first-round pick of the Eagles in 2009 and was entering his fifth NFL season. His best season came in 2010 when he caught 70 passes for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns. Riley Cooper is likely to replace him.
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