ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that an MRI on Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin‘s injured knee showed that he did not tear his ACL. However, Maclin has a high-ankle sprain and his status for next week’s game is uncertain.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the initial fear was that Maclin had a torn ACL, but with the news that it’s just an ankle sprain, there’s at least a chance he could play against the Patriots.
- Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Maclin is not in pain, but the team is worried about right knee injury.
- Jason La Canfora also reports that Kansas City is obviously “very concerned” about his injury.
- Maclin is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday.
While Chiefs HC Andy Reid told reporters after the game that Maclin is dealing with a knee strain, David Chao points out that it’s actually a knee sprain, and will depend on the severity regarding whether or not he has a torn ligament.
Maclin was able to leave the stadium without any help.
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin went down with what appeared to be a knee injury during Saturday’s Wildcard game against the Texans.
Maclin was taken to the locker room on a cart and was visibly emotional about the situation.
It’s worth mentioning that the injury appeared to be his right knee, which is the same one he suffered a torn ACL a few years ago.
Maclin, 27, signed a five-year, $55 million contract that included $22.5 million guaranteed with the Chiefs back in March of last year. He’ll make a base salary of $750,000 this season and another $9.75 million in 2016.
In 2015, Maclin appeared in 15 games and totaled 87 receptions for 1,088 yards receiving and eight touchdowns for the Chiefs. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Maclin’s injury as the news is available.