Jeremy Maclin Injury: Updates on Chiefs WR's Groin and Return

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27:  Jeremy Maclin #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs bobbles the ball at Arrowhead Stadium during the third quarter of the game agains the Cleveland Browns on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was dealing with a sore groin heading into Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and was active for the game, but he left in the first half after aggravating the injury and had not played since.

However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Maclin Active vs. Raiders

Thursday, Dec. 8

BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official website reported Maclin will play Thursday against Oakland.

Latest on Maclin's Practice Status

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Kissel reported Maclin was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session.

Maclin Is One of Few Weapons in Chiefs Offense

Maclin enjoyed a strong first season in Kansas City last year. He racked up 87 catches for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns to reinvigorate a dormant Chiefs passing attack. The team hopes that trend continues for the duration of his contract, which runs through 2019, according to Spotrac.

The 28-year-old Missouri product has been durable throughout his career. He appeared in 90 of 96 regular-season games across his first six seasons. The wideout did miss one game during the 2015 campaign because of a concussion. He also battled a high ankle sprain during the playoffs.

Maclin is an important piece of a Chiefs squad that features a limited number of weapons in the passing game, and his return should bring an immediate impact.



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