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Maclin Happy Injury Wasn't Severe

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin gave his teammates, coaches and fans a scare when he was injured at the end of Tuesday afternoon's practice. The Eagles initially announced that it was a hyperextended knee, but further evaluation showed that Maclin had a bone bruise. Maclin is day-to-day with the injury, but is "thankful" that it isn't worse.

"I'm blessed and I'm thankful that it didn't turn out as bad as it could have," Maclin said. "I'm happy. It is what it is. I wish I was out there competing, but now I can get better and get out there as soon as I can.""

Maclin explained that he breathed a "sigh of relief" after the MRI results were explained to him by head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder. Both of the Eagles starting wide receivers are currently sidelined with an injury. DeSean Jackson suffered a lower back strain and is also day-to-day, but was running sprints on the field Thursday morning.

Coming off of an impressive rookie season, Maclin is expected to be part of one of the most exciting, dynamic wide receiver duos in all of the NFL with Jackson.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:35 p.m., August 5

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