Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin will return to practice after doctors heave cleared him to play, according to a report by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Glazer tweeted that he spoke with Maclin, "who said he's been cleared to play finally after months of tests for Lymphoma, type of cancer." The follow-up tweets said, "Maclin told me final test came back today after he got a scare on his bday May 11th. Had lymph nodes removed last week," and "Told me he's totally fine and was a virus that has left his body and expects to return once he recovers from last week's procedure."
The third-year receiver has been sidelined for all of Eagles camp to date, as the team's medical staff tried to determine what was holding the receiver back. All that had been known prior to this news was that Maclin had an illness, but with no further details.
The way we see it
Wednesday's news is positive after what likely was a major scare for both the player and the team. The questions now are, what shape is he in physically and how long will it take him to get up to speed to contribute on the field?