Jeremy Maclin Injury: Updates on Eagles WR's Hip Injury

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IISeptember 16, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09:  Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs down field against the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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It appears Jeremy Maclin's hip injury will be one that will linger, as he aggravated the Week 1 injury in Week 2 vs. Baltimore.

UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 23 at 12:24 p.m. EST by Brandon Galvin

Head coach Andy Reid expects Jeremy Maclin (hip) to be available Week 4 when the Eagles take on the Giants, according to's Geoff Mosher.

Andy anticipates that Maclin will be back this week.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) September 24, 2012


UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:05 p.m. ET by Ethan Grant

After missing Friday's practice, it appears the Eagles are officially ruling out Maclin for their game against the Arizona Cardinals. According to a report by Eagles Insider on Twitter, the wideout is officially out this weekend.

Reid: Maclin, Dunlap and Cooper are OUT for Sunday's game.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) Sept. 21, 2012

What that means for the rest of the offense is up in the air. Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson figure to be big as always, and there should be a higher emphasis on the running game with LeSean McCoy.

With Riley Cooper out as well this weekend, the depth at receiver is thin. The Eagles will need a spirited effort from the rest of their skill players to pick up the slack against Arizona.



UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:20 AM ET by Sam Westmoreland

According to a report from Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Enquirer, the talented wideout isn't practicing today:


Jeremy Maclin, King Dunlap don't appear to be practicing. Neither is in shells, neither had a helmet on

— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) Sept. 21, 2012

At this stage of the week, it's certainly troubling to see that Maclin isn't practicing again. While he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday, the fact is that this isn't a good sign.

Even if Maclin plays (and no one is sure if he is or not), odds are good he's going to be somewhat hindered by his injuries. Bear that in mind when deciding whether or not to use him for your fantasy team this weekend. 



UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:20 p.m. ET by Tim Daniels

After missing in action at first, Maclin made his way out of the locker room and started warming up to practice with the team, according to Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet.

Maclin appears to be warming up and will join his teammates in the drills.

— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) Sept. 20, 2012

Getting back on the field after missing practice Wednesday is good news for Maclin. The Eagles have a late game on Sunday, which means fantasy owners likely will have to make a decision before inactives are available, so progress is key.

More should be known after Maclin goes through a few practices. Stay tuned.



UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 11:53 a.m. ET

Jeremy Maclin (hip) won't practice Wednesday, according to Andy Reid per Eagles Insider.

Colt Anderson, Dunlap + Maclin will not practice today, Andy Reid says.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) Sept. 19, 2012


UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 17 at 12:34 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane has the latest:

Reid: DeSean had hamstring spasm. Maclin has an added hip contusion to previous contusion.Struggle to practice Weds.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) Sept. 17, 2012



Jeremy Maclin missed practice this week due to a hip pointer injury, and it appears that same injury is what caused him leave Sunday's game vs. Baltimore. 

According to Clark Judge of, Maclin is questionable to return.

King Dunlap hamstring injury. Return doubtful. Maclin hip pointer. Return questionable.

— Clark Judge (@ClarkJudgeCBS) Sept. 16, 2012



UPDATE: Sept. 16 at 3:44 p.m. ET by Justin Welton

Surprisingly enough, Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is back in Sunday's game, according to Clark Judge of

Maclin back in game. Wow.

— Clark Judge (@ClarkJudgeCBS) Sept. 16, 2012

Maclin's desire to stay in the game is something the Eagles should be able to rally around.



The Eagles wide receiver has been battling a hip injury to start the 2012 season, and that is the type of injury that won't go away without rest. 

Maclin has only recorded one catch on the day, but his reception was a touchdown that brought Philadelphia back into the game.

Last week against the Cleveland Browns in the opener, Maclin caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. 

Philadelphia is currently tied with Baltimore 17-17 in the third quarter. If the Eagles didn't turn the football over four times on the afternoon, this would be a completely different score heading into the fourth quarter.

Check back to this article for more details on Maclin as they become available.