Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin gave the team a little bit of a scare when he grabbed his knee after falling to the turf earlier this month, but those feelings of concern look like an outlier from the overall feeling about Maclin’s recovery from last year’s torn ACL.
Coach Chip Kelly said this offseason that Maclin is “doing fantastic” at practice this spring and Maclin said Tuesday that he has been doing everything the rest of the Eagles have been doing for the last two months. Maclin says he’s happy with his progress and that he isn’t worrying about the possibility of injuring himself again or that he’s a lesser player as a result of the injury.
“You can’t think like that, because the minute you go out there timid, that’s when something bad happens,” Maclin said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel good, I don’t feel I lost a step, and I’m getting in and out of breaks well.”
A return to facing contact is the big hurdle left for Maclin to navigate before the regular season, but there doesn’t appear to be much doubt that Maclin can handle whatever he needs to handle on his way back to the Eagles lineup.