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Eagles think Maclin will be back soon

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Tuesday came and went without Jeremy Maclin or the Eagles providing any more clarity on Maclin’s situation, despite a Monday promise from Maclin’s brother that an answer was coming.  And that is serving only to cause more speculation regarding Maclin’s condition.

Despite the rampant rumors, the word in the locker room is that Maclin suffers from mononucleosis and/or the lingering effects of it.  Maclin disclosed in April that he lost 15 pounds in February with a “mono-like” illness.

G.M. Howie Roseman told 97.5 the Fanatic on Tuesday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer, that “[w]e totally anticipate Jeremy being part of our football team” and that “[w]e anticipate him being back here shortly.”

We continue to hope that’s the case.  But we continue to be baffled by the lack of information regarding Maclin’s condition.

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36 Responses to “Eagles think Maclin will be back soon”
  1. maddog111 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:16 AM

    If it really was mono, why wouldn’t they just come out and say it was mono? Seems very odd.

  2. caseysarasota says: Aug 17, 2011 10:17 AM

    Can he play offensive tackle?

  3. notrelated says: Aug 17, 2011 10:17 AM

    You’re baffled by the lack of information that isn’t actually any of your business? Health is more important that football, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that maybe he wants privacy. You have no idea what the details are and frankly aren’t entitled to know.

  4. jpb12 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:18 AM

    Who are you, the Queen of England?

    ‘We’ are not amused.

  5. orakpownd says: Aug 17, 2011 10:18 AM

    I had mono when I was younger…got meds …was feeling 100 percent in about a month. I have a hard time believing a superior athlete is having this much trouble…suspect…but hey you never know…

  6. savannahrose44 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:21 AM

    Stop kissing hookers.

  7. philwauke says: Aug 17, 2011 10:22 AM

    Even though it’s the nfl he still has the right to privacy. He may not have wanted it disclosed.

  8. Land Snark says: Aug 17, 2011 10:23 AM

    If Maclin is being tested yet again, it should be obvious that they don’t know for sure what ails him. As such it shouldn’t be that baffling that neither Maclin nor the Eagles are disclosing his illness.

    If they don’t know, what are they going to do, take a shot in the dark and say it’s “sorta like Mono but it isn’t”?

    No doubt once it’s clear to the medical professionals it will be disclosed.

  9. nasheagles says: Aug 17, 2011 10:24 AM

    its called HIPPA.. your not allowed to discuss until the individual permits

  10. Grulks says: Aug 17, 2011 10:24 AM

    Obviously the reason behind the lack of information disclosed is privacy rules/regulations. The team can’t say anything about his non football ailment without his consent.

    If he does in fact have mono, it is baffling that he won’t disclose that. It’s a relatively harmless sickness in the grand scheme of things. This is going to lead to speculation that it is something else, something more serious.

    It’s the players choice to forbid the team to say anything, but in the interest of avoiding crazy speculation (I’ve seen on at least two sites posters “claiming” it was HIV related) and rampant rumors, it would make sense for Maclin to authorize them to at least say something like “it’s non life threatening, and low risk of transmitting, but its private, and thats all we’ll say”.

  11. glennfs says: Aug 17, 2011 10:26 AM

    Anyone who’s ever had mono knows that one of the side effects of the disease is that your spleen enlarges. Any physical activity (you know, like tackle football) severely increases the risk that your spleen will rupture and bleed out which can even be fatal in some cases. My guess is that that’s what’s holding this up. They need to monitor that organ to make sure it’s safe for contact to avoid a future trip to the ER. This also explains why Maclin has been running (and light lifting – heavy lifting bears some similar risks).

  12. n0hopeleft says: Aug 17, 2011 10:27 AM

    YAWN.

    This is total BS, just like everything that comes out of Philly’s front office. The guy is clearly battling something much more serious than we know about.

    Maclin has no legs under him yet. He’s been shut down from working out. No one is saying anything substantial, yet, you’re telling me he’s coming back soon?

    PLEASE SPARE ME WITH THIS NONSENSE!

  13. n0hopeleft says: Aug 17, 2011 10:28 AM

    nasheagles says:
    Aug 17, 2011 10:24 AM
    its called HIPPA.. your not allowed to discuss until the individual permits

    _______________________________

    Exactly… and the fact that he won’t permit raises a HUGE red flag.

    Thanks for your educated clarification.

  14. hit2hurt says: Aug 17, 2011 10:34 AM

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes regulations for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)

  15. pfatl says: Aug 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    nasheagles says:Aug 17, 2011 10:24 AM

    its called HIPPA.. your not allowed to discuss until the individual permits
    ___________________

    No. Actually, it’s called HIPAA.

  16. We'reFineThere says: Aug 17, 2011 10:39 AM

    At least the Eagles didn’t say my Login-name this year but Steve Smith is a question mark too.

    I suppose this year’s version is the linebacker position but nothing that’s a step up from the 4 year period of Thrash/Pinkston and the we don’t need a punt returner experiment that literally cost the team a week 1 loss.

    Get well Jeremy!

  17. jnks10 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:40 AM

    The fact the people are coming on here mad that they don’t talk about what is wrong is hilarious. Maclin doesn’t feel it necessary to air his business to the public why the hell do you care. The first time in 10 years the media can’t get all the answers they want and people start crazy rumors like he has cancer, HIV, an STD, or whatever non sense. You guys crack me up.

  18. phillycheez says: Aug 17, 2011 10:42 AM

    Everyone is assuming that because he is having more tests they have not found out yet what is ailing him. It sounds to me like the tests are to ensure that he is totally recovered, and if it was mono, isn’t that highly contagious? The lack of news is frustrating, though, and mono isn’t anything to be ashamed of if that is indeed what he has/had.

  19. huthutmike says: Aug 17, 2011 10:45 AM

    Obviously you guys won’t (and probably shouldn’t) engage in speculation about this, but don’t all signs point to that this is an STD?

    Any other illness that would debilitate him would probably be immediately disclosed by the Eagles. There’s no reason not to, if he’s just caught a disease or something along those lines. But if they’re not releasing info about it because it’s “personal”? What else would it be other than an STD?

    And if you think it’s an STD…does Maclin have HIV? Based on what we know about Maclin’s illness and the details surrounding it (which admittedly isn’t much) I’d say that the best guess is HIV. Nothing else really makes sense–if it were Mono and they didn’t want to disclose it, they wouldn’t call it “mono-like,” if it were some rare genetic disease, there’s no reason to hide it. Unless there’s another mono-like STD, it’s got to be HIV.

  20. laeaglefan says: Aug 17, 2011 10:50 AM

    “it’s non life threatening, and low risk of transmitting, but its private, and thats all we’ll say”

    “Low risk” of transmitting doesn’t mean the same thing as “no risk”. There’ s no way the Eagles are going to let Maclin in the locker room with the whole team if there is “any” chance of transmission.

  21. quirtevans says: Aug 17, 2011 10:54 AM

    “Even though it’s the nfl he still has the right to privacy. He may not have wanted it disclosed.”

    He has a legal right not to have the illness disclosed. He has no legal right to stop people from speculating about it.

    If you take a job in an entertainment field … and, make no mistake, professional sports is an entertainment field … the public is going to be interested in, and speculate about, your personal life. If you don’t like that, pick another line of work. Every job has good sides and bad sides. This is one of the bad sides of choosing a career as a professional football player.

    “don’t all signs point to that this is an STD?”

    Given the refusal to discuss it, that’s a reasonable guess.

    “And if you think it’s an STD…does Maclin have HIV? Based on what we know about Maclin’s illness and the details surrounding it (which admittedly isn’t much) I’d say that the best guess is HIV. Nothing else really makes sense–if it were Mono and they didn’t want to disclose it, they wouldn’t call it “mono-like,” if it were some rare genetic disease, there’s no reason to hide it. Unless there’s another mono-like STD, it’s got to be HIV.”

    Right or wrong, that’s the first thing that popped into my head, too.

  22. becklesman says: Aug 17, 2011 10:55 AM

    I’ve seen this before in 8th grade. I’m pretty sure he is pregnant.

  23. mavajo says: Aug 17, 2011 10:56 AM

    Gave him the Magic Johnson Treatment and got him all patched up eh?

  24. hoobsher says: Aug 17, 2011 10:59 AM

    5 months, 15 pounds lost?

    ive joked that its AIDS, but….no, couldnt be

  25. hookset12 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:59 AM

    What savannahrose44 said!

  26. tfaulk says: Aug 17, 2011 11:04 AM

    People citing privacy are just plain making excuses. Wouldn’t saying, “Maclin has been diagnosed with an illness that doesn’t seriously impair his future career, he is receiving treatment, and we expect him back soon.. however, we respect his personal right to keep the exact nature of the diagnosis private” be a lot more effective than “we’ve been testing for 7 months for some mono-like illness”? Of course, it would.

    And it certainly isn’t mono: takes a couple of hours at most to have a definite diagnosis of mononucleosis.

  27. pftstory says: Aug 17, 2011 11:10 AM

    Baffled? Its pretty simple. They dont know exactly what it is, or they dont want to tell you.

    That pretty much explains the lack of information.

  28. jackryder4 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:14 AM

    I’ve had mono before and I’m an athlete. I was out for 3 months before i could do anything. The doctor said that it affects people differently and for some reason it is worse for athletes than a normal person, which might be why it’s taking him so long to recover.

  29. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 17, 2011 11:21 AM

    Maclin doesnt have mono.. he has the other kissing disease..

    HIV

    on the bright side, no one will wanna play bump and run with him.

  30. desmondbishoptutu says: Aug 17, 2011 11:29 AM

    Is there any doubt that whatever he has, he got it from Shady McCoy?

  31. daddyblack702 says: Aug 17, 2011 11:34 AM

    huthutmike says:
    Aug 17, 2011 10:45 AM
    Obviously you guys won’t (and probably shouldn’t) engage in speculation about this, but don’t all signs point to that this is an STD?

    Any other illness that would debilitate him would probably be immediately disclosed by the Eagles. There’s no reason not to, if he’s just caught a disease or something along those lines. But if they’re not releasing info about it because it’s “personal”? What else would it be other than an STD?

    And if you think it’s an STD…does Maclin have HIV? Based on what we know about Maclin’s illness and the details surrounding it (which admittedly isn’t much) I’d say that the best guess is HIV. Nothing else really makes sense–if it were Mono and they didn’t want to disclose it, they wouldn’t call it “mono-like,” if it were some rare genetic disease, there’s no reason to hide it. Unless there’s another mono-like STD, it’s got to be HIV.

    ______________________________

    It’s people like you that make my day. Such well informed insight. I mean, it’s got to be HIV! LMAO

  32. mvpanthersfan11 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:19 PM

    I’d put him on IR now. No way he is gonna be worth anything this season. Put him on IR and fill his roster stop with another “dream teamer”

  33. souldogdave says: Aug 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    What else are they going to say? Read the writing on the wall, he’s messed up and not playing.End of story.

  34. norcaleagles says: Aug 17, 2011 1:22 PM

    I think its just a situation in which the Eagles are doing a great job of keeping things in house. I’d understand if it was an injury, but its a personal matter that involves someone being sick. I think Maclin has every right to keep it personal, and the Eagles are doing a great job of not running their mouth. I bet only about 10% of the teams in the league would be able to keep this in house. And Im hoping Maclin will be fine. . . regardless of what illness he has.

  35. fmwarner says: Aug 17, 2011 1:24 PM

    YAWN.

    This is total BS, just like everything that comes out of Philly’s front office. The guy is clearly battling something much more serious than we know about.

    Maclin has no legs under him yet. He’s been shut down from working out. No one is saying anything substantial, yet, you’re telling me he’s coming back soon?

    PLEASE SPARE ME WITH THIS NONSENSE!
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    I didn’t realize Nostradamus posted on PFT. Can you share any stock tips with us?

  36. rollerino1 says: Aug 17, 2011 4:50 PM

    They have been saying Maclin is due to return for what, 2 weeks now?

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