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Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2011 7:58 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Jeremy Maclin's absence -- and his "mysterious illness" -- has hovered above Eagles camp. Good news was expected on Tuesday, but it wasn't until Wednesday evening when the wide receiver revealed that he's dealt with a "cancer scare" for the past few weeks.

The scare began on May 11 when a scan -- designed to follow up on heavy weight loss among other symptoms -- found "enlarged and hot" lymph nodes. Now, the receiver is cleared, based on what he told Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com Wednesday.

"That's first and foremost, I want everyone to know I'm fine, I'm healthy," Maclin said. "I was tested for everything, and every single test came back negative. I don't have mono, I don't have AIDS, leukemia — all the things people were guessing on, there was nothing. I was being tested for lymphoma and thank God everything has come back negative."

Maclin also noted the precise reason why he kept any news about his health out of the public -- he wanted privacy as he dealt with the possibility of a very serious disease and the battery of tests that accompanied such a fear. He also noted how the Eagles treated him less like an employee during the process, and more like a son.

"I wanted to keep it private until I knew for sure what was going on, and the Eagles were amazing," Maclin said. "They were one of the only ones who knew. My relationship with them is more than professional. They were like family during this."

Eagles Offseason

Wednesday, doctors called him and informed him that the tests had cleared him of any illness -- Maclin told Glazer that the scare was "all caused by an inflammatory virus."

The Eagles are expected to release a statement on Wednesday evening and Maclin is expected to return to practice soon, though he said he has to wait a bit longer until he's "healed from the procedure last week."

He'll likely have some catching-up to do, based on the fact that he spent his offseason being tested for life-threatening diseases and undergoing constant medical exams.

But that's okay, because the wide receiver has -- understandably -- a new lease on life.

"Man, I don't wish this on anybody. I look back at my whole life, I've already gone through so much," Maclin said. "I already appreciate where I am and appreciate the game of football. I can't wait to get back out there and just resume my normal life."

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:37 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

 "trash goes to work at Walmart"  REALLY???  What an ignorant statement.  I think you need to look inside yourself to see what wating at you – your not very happy with yourself is my guess.  Did Google not hier you?  FYI I own my own business and I’m successful, heck I don’t even like shopping at Walmart but to say only trash works there…
You own your own business?  Good for you.

I own my own law firm.  Fuck you dork.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:36 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

It was widely rumored out of Philly that he might have Lymphoma, which would be pretty scary considering the type of cancer and how much treatment he would have had to go through.  He would have been out for probably at least 2 years with no guarantees of coming back.  I know I'd be scared if I was getting tested for any form of cancer.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:26 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

As a huge giants fan who hates th eagles, i am happy this guy is okay. In other aspects, i followed this kid at u of mizz and he was awesome, and alot of people KNEW the player the eagles were getting and didnt need mel kiper to explain anything to us ncaa fans. As a fantasy player in PPR leagues and a giants lover/eagles hater.. i would more than welcome this kid later in the 6ht ot 7th round if noody wants him bc of this story.  Pounce on thsi kid. 70 catches as a rookie is no easy feat. I'd expect 75 to 85 this season. with vick there for a full season, and desean jackson being the "homerun" guy.  
This was a good story for a change in the news. Best wishes to Maclin, and oh yea, f the eagles.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:53 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

 "trash goes to work at Walmart"  REALLY???  What an ignorant statement.  I think you need to look inside yourself to see what wating at you – your not very happy with yourself is my guess.  Did Google not hier you?  FYI I own my own business and I’m successful, heck I don’t even like shopping at Walmart but to say only trash works there…




Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 8:00 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Meanwhile the Bengals and Titans are still busy dicking around their players and then wondering why nobody wants to sign with them.  If you want to attract top tier talent, you have to treat people well.  Trash goes to work for Walmart, talent goes to work for Google.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:06 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

I am not an Eagles fan, but I am happy that he does not have cancer. I would hate to see any player on a team I do not support have cancer, well except LeBron James maybe...



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 3:57 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

IV'E BEEN THRU THE EXACT SITUATION WITH ALL THE TESTS AND IT CERTAINLY PUTS A SCARE INTO U. HE'S TOO YOUNG TO HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS. GO MAC=E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES.



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 2:39 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Well said Giants Fan. This story puts everything into perspective. Great to hear Maclin is cleared and he can get on with life.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Glad to hear he's ok. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. And the feagles are my worst enemy. To all football fans have a healthy, safe, fun, beer filled, trash talky season. GO BLUE!



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Thank goodness J-Mac is okay. All of the scuttlebutt coming out of St. Louis was pointing towards the worst. You never want see someone's career cut short and Jeremy has been through so much adversity through his life. I am hoping he'll be ready to go for the season opener against the Rams. It would be a nice homecoming.


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