Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin collided with a Gatorade table during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Maclin crashed into the table after returning an intense third quarter punt that put him into the Cardinals’ sideline, and the momentum caused him to run right into the Gatorade station. The game was a particularly intense one for Jeremy, who also suffered an injury part way through and had to be evaluated for a concussion.
Maclin quickly returned to the field following the injury and subsequent checkup and made a major catch.
Maclin comes back, makes big third-down catch for 12. — Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) October 26, 2014
Jeremy’s injury was due to a brutal three-helmet collision between him, Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson and Peterson’s teammate Deone Bucannon. Arizona’s cornerback was also checked for a concussion following the collision. Despite two touchdown catches and an impressive game overall, Maclin and his teammates wound up losing to Arizona 24-20. “Penalties and turnovers on the road against a good football team is really hard to overcome,” Jeremy said. “Today was living proof of it. But at the end of the day, we still had a chance to win the game. It’s just kind of frustrating.”
Sunday also marked a career high for Maclin with 187 yards. He has scored six touchdowns this season, which is in week 8. Jeremy has 39 catches for 672 yards in seven games and “drew a season-high 16 targets,” according to CBS Sports.
Commenting on the game and his team’s loss, Jeremy said he was “all right,” especially despite his injury. “It was a hard-fought game. I’m a little tired, a little sore. I’m all right, though,” Maclin maintained. “I don’t know who exactly hit me. I knew Peterson was on me. The dude was on a beeline. I’m all right, though. I never was out of it. It hurt. Simple as that.”
Jeremy’s coach Chip Kelly applauded the 26-year-old Missouri native for a well-fought game. “You see he’s starting to seem to round back into shape, in terms of just total confidence and what he’s doing, running around up there, coming off the injury he had. It’s what I thought we had. I love his work ethic. He’s a legitimate deep threat and he played a hell of a game today.” Maclin had missed all of the 2013 season due to a torn ACL.