Jeremy Maclin to have MRI Sunday

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The Chiefs won their first playoff game in more than 20 years on Saturday afternoon by walking over the Texans in Houston, but there was one bad turn of events in their 30-0 victory.

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin left the game on a cart in the third quarter of the game after hurting his right knee. Maclin was teary-eyed as he made his way to the locker room, which is the sort of thing that raises fears about a serious injury for a player who tore the ACL in the same knee a few years ago.

Maclin didn’t speak to reporters after the game and Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports he walked out of the locker room with a limp but without crutches. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Maclin strained his knee and that he’d go for an MRI on Sunday. The latter seems more significant given the way things looked when Maclin went off the field.

The wait for those results will make for some nervous moments amid the celebrating in Kansas City.