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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."

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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: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

I am so glad Maclin is going to be fine,,I herd rumors that he had bone cancer but never saw anything reported so I was just hoping that they were just rumors and I didn't want to see anyone go through that especialy a young player has Maclin....Hope he gets back to pratice soon and we be able to contribute to the eagles...

 




Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

 WOW! They sure did a great job of keeping that one under wraps. Thank God everything came back negative and he is cleared to play again. I am a Redskins fan but even I can't hate when it comes to real life matters! Stay healthy Mac.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Wow, that's good to hear.  I mean, I'm not an Eagles fan or anything, but it's always good to hear when something with that kind of scary potential turns out to be OK.  I'm happy for Maclin and his family.  And kudos to the Eagles brass for their professionalism in the matter, too.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Balrog01, you're the kind of Cowboys fan I can stomach!  Being an Eagles fan, those words don't come easy or often.  HaHa!



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Forget the fact that I'm an Eagles fan, it's just good to hear when anyone side-steps a scare with cancer.  Glad to hear everything's ok, Maclin!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:46 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

It's nice to know everything is alright with Jeremy Maclin, and now known what type of scare he was going through, even more so.  I know of the scare he speaks of, as I had an episode similar to him happen to myself.  Thankfully it was also negative and the relief felt is incredibly uplifting.





Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

glad to see maclin cleared to play. just think desean maclin smith avant celek shady brown and vick! cant wait for the season to start
 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Well, as a Cowboys fan I hate for anything good to happen to the Eagles, but as a Mizzou alum and a decent human being (at least in my opinion) I have to say I am relieved to hear Maclin has been medically cleared to play.  I am sure its been a rough time for him and I certainly would not wish that on anyone.


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