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Maclin still a week away from practicing

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It is a relief for Jeremy Maclin and the Eagles to know that the young receiver is cancer-free after a health scare.  Now he needs to get ready for the football season.

Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder held a conference call Wednesday night to talk about Maclin. A few takeaways from the session:

1. Maclin can start lifting and running right away, but he won’t practice for 7-10 days. He has some work to do before getting back in “football shape.”

2. All cancer tests were negative.  Maclin had some sort of virus and Burkholder intimated that it’s still a little unclear what the exact problem was.

“A lot of things [were] going on, nothing definitive,” Burkholder said via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.  That’s a little concerning.

3. Maclin has been symptom free.  Burkholder is confident the virus is not “life threatening.”  He had minor surgery to examine his lymph nodes last week, but the surgery is not something that takes time to recover from.

4. The Eagles are confident Maclin will be ready for the season opener in St. Louis.

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32 Responses to “Maclin still a week away from practicing”
  1. greengob1in says: Aug 17, 2011 7:38 PM

    That’s a week of eating 5000 calories a day

  2. The Baseball Gods says: Aug 17, 2011 7:43 PM

    His father is a doctor, so I’m sure they made certain to rule out anything and everything it could have been. People get sick all the time and don’t get 100% definitive diagnosis of what they had. The fact that he is healthy now and symptom free makes it not concerning at all.

  3. The Baseball Gods says: Aug 17, 2011 7:46 PM

    @greengoblin

    He already put the weight back on. Actually when he showed up to camp he had already put the weight back on. The reports that he looked underweight were most likely assumptions because he wasn’t wearing pads or anything and is a fairly skinny person to begin with.

  4. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 17, 2011 7:53 PM

    We’ll take it. He is on his way to joining the rest of the team. No complaints.

  5. jacksaysfu says: Aug 17, 2011 7:54 PM

    Maclin will be fime . Philly wouldn’t say he will be ready for the opener . Desean is our big play guy , but Maclin is our go too guy and receptions leader .
    #1 Maclin
    #1A Jackson
    #3 Smith
    #4 Avant
    #5 Cooper
    That is BEAUTIFUL , times yours haters

  6. illcomm says: Aug 17, 2011 7:57 PM

    Glad to hear the kid is okay…big scare…now onwards to a SB…go EAGLES!

  7. jacksaysfu says: Aug 17, 2011 7:58 PM

    if he wouldnt*

  8. elyasm says: Aug 17, 2011 7:58 PM

    Point #3 sounds like a biopsy, which is about as minor as surgery gets.

  9. phillyrick22 says: Aug 17, 2011 7:59 PM

    Glad to have you back J-Mac! We were all praying for you to get back! Good luck on a great season! Woo hoo! Now the team is all intact!! E.A.G.L.E.S.! EAGLES!!!!!

  10. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 17, 2011 8:10 PM

    Dint buy it, if it was just a scare…why another week?

  11. bmcg13 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:15 PM

    Seems like a great kid just glad he’s Ok ….Now it’s time to go win a Super Bowl!!!!!

  12. The Baseball Gods says: Aug 17, 2011 8:21 PM

    @RussianBreadMaker

    He had surgery last week that involved doctors removing his lymph nodes through his belly button. It has resulted in some abdominal swelling and therefore he won’t be ready for full contact practice for 7-10 days. He has been cleared to resume running and working out.

  13. macjacmccoy says: Aug 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    RussianBreadMaker says:
    Aug 17, 2011 8:10 PM
    Dint buy it, if it was just a scare…why another week?

    04

    Because he had a needle jammed in his belly button last week that has a tool inside it that cuts off a piece of your flesh for testing.

  14. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 17, 2011 8:30 PM

    So we’ll just he how he does there. Times yours, #’s 2-32

  15. levingibbs says: Aug 17, 2011 9:04 PM

    Jeremy Maclin is one of my favorite receivers, and I’m a Redskins fan. Good to see they found out what was wrong and hope he’s ready to play soon.

  16. cosmic cobbvict says: Aug 17, 2011 9:14 PM

    That picture of Maclin looks like Marshall Faulk, well-mannered sirs.

  17. tinopuno says: Aug 17, 2011 9:34 PM

    RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 17, 2011 8:10 PM

    Dint buy it, if it was just a scare…why another week

    —————————————————–

    He ‘dint’ say!

    Maybe just to prompt dumb questions from the morbidly inclined.

  18. bad4ndy says: Aug 17, 2011 9:34 PM

    The Mac attack is in effect baby!

  19. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Aug 17, 2011 9:53 PM

    So glad Maclin ended up healthy but DAMN he has a flat head!

  20. norcaleagles says: Aug 17, 2011 10:13 PM

    JACKSAYSFU, Actually McCoy was our receptions leader last season, but I agree that Maclin is more of a go-to guy than Desean. I think Jacksons big play ability hurts him in that category though. It only takes him 1 catch to go the distance when many other players have to have 4 or 5 catches to get as many yards as he does.

  21. drbob117 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:22 PM

    @russianbreadmaker: I was about to explain why he can’t practice for 7-10 days, but baseballgods and macjacmccoy did such a fine a job of it, I won’t even bother.

  22. eagleseagleseagles says: Aug 17, 2011 10:25 PM

    Last piece to the puzzle is finally found. Vick Celek Jackson Mccoy Avant and Maclin. Unstoppable offense!

  23. alexnexus says: Aug 17, 2011 10:31 PM

    Sweet!

    I am really, really glad he is Ok. And excited to know he is going back to field soon.

    Go Eagles!

  24. valman61 says: Aug 17, 2011 10:49 PM

    Jacksaysfu:

    Please while you’re in the eagles are amazing list mood, please list me the following open items:

    1. Please list your starting offensive line and who is good enough to stop excellent pass rushing defenses

    2. Please list your lb corps

    3. Please list your defensive line and how exactly babin alone is expected to stop the run and get pressures

    4. How your new offensive blocking scheme will work with a new line coach

    5. Your starting safeties

    6. Your defensive coordinator and his qualifying experience to groom a newly formed roster in a deeply shortened off season

    7. What your contingency plan is if/when Vick is injured. You can’t actually expect that head case Vince Young to save your season.

    Please make me these lists and enlighten me as to how a roster full of skill players with no size or power, new defensive coaching, a new offensive line coach, and a basically brand new roster will all come together to be a dream team.

  25. andyreidisfat says: Aug 17, 2011 10:52 PM

    Its all falling into place for the Eagles. Now lets get through the pre season healthy and get Vick and Jackson signed.

  26. bleed4philly says: Aug 18, 2011 12:23 AM

    The Mac Attack is back baby!!! Cue the VY dream team soundbyte!!! Can you say championship???

  27. opiedamus says: Aug 18, 2011 1:10 AM

    1. Please list your starting offensive line and who is good enough to stop excellent pass rushing defenses – Easy killa. Better than last year and how’d that turn out for you?

    2. Please list your lb corps – cause of concern, but only if you expect them to put pressure on the QBl

    3. Please list your defensive line and how exactly babin alone is expected to stop the run and get pressures – Babin alone?!? put the crack pipe down. They are not so bad as you think. you don’t need Reggie White reincarnated for what is about to happen…..although, it’d be nice.

    4. How your new offensive blocking scheme will work with a new line coach – extremely well, thank you.

    5. Your starting safeties- no worries there, feel pretty damn good about them.

    6. Your defensive coordinator and his qualifying experience to groom a newly formed roster in a deeply shortened off season – you may not be the brightest bulb in the lamp are you?!?

    7. What your contingency plan is if/when Vick is injured. You can’t actually expect that head case Vince Young to save your season.

    Ah, the “Vick always gets injured argument.” please do me favor and list all his injuires, by season and number of games missed.

  28. legendaryjedeye says: Aug 18, 2011 1:21 AM

    Hey Valman61, why don’t you make me a list and enlighten me on a few topics.

    1. What’s the backup plan if Peyton Manning gets hurt?

    2. Whats the backup plan if Tom Brady gets hurt?

    3. Whats the back up plan if Aaron Rodgers gets hurt?

    4. Whose your team, and do they have “star”players at EVERY position?

    5. What back up QB in this league is BETTER than Vince Young, who by the way has been to two Pro Bowls? I’ll let you check your lil sources.

    I want you to convince me that Matt Flynn, Curtis Painter, and Brandon Hoyer can lead their respected teams to the playoffs. By the way they are the current back up qbs to the qbs I previously mentioned.

  29. duncanthecat says: Aug 18, 2011 3:44 AM

    Whose the punter. Never heard of the guy in college. Maybe they don’t need one as the plan is to score on every posession.

  30. duncanthecat says: Aug 18, 2011 3:48 AM

    On the serious side, concerns continue. If the diagnosis is not cancer; then, what is the explanation for the considerable weight loss?

    Something is missing from this picture.

  31. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Aug 18, 2011 7:43 AM

    Good news. He’s a great young player. Hope he returns to form soon.

  32. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 18, 2011 9:06 AM

    Glad he’s OK. Pretty scary for a while.

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