The Kansas City Chiefs sustained a minor blow, with Jeremy Maclin tweaking his ankle.
While any injury to a star player incites mas panic for any National Football League fan base, this one shouldn’t cause too much angst.
On Thursday, head coach Andy Reid announced after practice that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin left the field gingerly after tweaking his ankle. Reid said that he expects Maclin back quickly. It will be interesting to see if Maclin returns to the field for OTAs next week.
The Chiefs certainly can’t get by without Maclin, who led the team with both eight receiving touchdowns and 87 catches, to go along with more than 1,000 yards. Without him, Kansas City would be looking at a starting duo of Chris Conley and Albert Wilson. With all due respect to both parties, that’s not a good thing.
The good news? It’s OTAs and doesn’t appear to be serious in any way. At this juncture, you simply don’t want to hear anything about injuries, but the minor variety has ample time to heal.
Here’s to hoping that is the last of the news on the injury front for quite some time.