Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has an injured groin.
On Wednesday, the Chiefs were without a litany of players at practice including CVharcandrick West, Josh Mauga, Dezman Moses and others as they wrap up training camp at St. Joe’s (Thursday is the last day).
However, there was a very noticeable absence with Jeremy Maclin, who was not working with the team. Many believed it was a scheduled day of rest for the 27-year-old star, but unfortunately, that is not the case.
Maclin is day-to-day with a groin injury that was apparently suffered on Tuesday. There was no announcement of it, so perhaps this was an injury that tightened up on him throughout the day. At this point, it doesn’t seem like something fans need to worry about, although any time a star goes down, it’s worrisome.
Last year, Maclin led the team with 87 catches and eight receiving touchdowns, while becoming the first wide receiver to amass over 1,000 yards in Kansas City since Dwayne Bowe in 2011. Without him in the lineup, the offense would be a fish out of water. In other terms, dead on arrival.
All that said, Maclin should be fine considering what we know. Kansas City would be smart to simply rest him the rest of the week and not play him in Los Angeles against the Rams on Saturday night. Why risk one of your best players?
Hopefully the former Philadelphia Wagles wunderkind can get back on the field sooner rather than later. In the meantime, look for Chris Conley and Albert Wilson to start on Saturday should he not be able to go. Also, does this mean more opportunity for Tyreek Hill? That would be very interesting to watch in a city known for making stars.