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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
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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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:00 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare



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Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Law firm? good boy... You're still ignorant



Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: August 18, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

That is great news. Good luck young man.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

This morning, I sneezed so hard I pooped myself, puked up last week's pizza, and went deaf for 5 minutes.  The Eagles didn't so much as make a phone call to check in on me.  I guess Maclin is just more valuable to them than a 49er fan.  Happy for him that he's healthy. Been there too. 60 receptions, 700 yards this year... just aguess.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Did they ever figure out what you had? A lot of mystery illnesses in several American communities over the past year. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

A scary illness, no doubt...whatever it was. I actually suffered from a mystery virus earlier this year, and I literally thought it was going to kill me. I was out of commission for three months. Multiple doctor's visits and no concrete findings. There is some crazy stuff out there that is still unidentified and undetected that reminds us that medicine is still a PRACTICE. 

I'm glad Jeremy is starting to feel better--I've been a big fan since his days at Missouri. I know that it was getting back out with my flag football team that helped spur some recovery for me, and hopefully the same can be said for J. Mac--I'm hopeful he has a monster year. 



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

As a Packer fan and also a guy not to fond of Philly, I am glad the guy is OK.  I hope he has an All-Pro season except if he is on the field with my Packers.  Then I hope we shut him down. My question is would something like this really weaken you and wouldn't you need a lot more recovery time, just to get your regular strength back let alone to be top physical condition.

Also nice comment, Serphnx.  I bet you are a courthouse favorite.  If people on this broad can get you to blow your stack, I can imagine you in a court room.  By the way, I am proud to be Wal-Mart trash.  Bought some shirts there the other day, gottem on sale, $3.00 I think.  I think they are pretty nice by GEORGE.

Go PACK!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 10:02 am
 

Jeremy Maclin medically cleared post cancer scare

Lets get rolling


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