Philadelphia Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said that if former Missouri Tiger Jeremy Maclin doesn’t have any setbacks from a mysterious illness that plagued him all offseason, the third-year wide receiver could practice with the team in the next 7-10 days.
The team still does not know exactly what the illness is, but they ruled out life threatening ailments. Maclin underwent several tests including laparoscopic surgery in his abdomen last Thursday in St. Louis.
Maclin is right around his playing weight of 198 pounds, according to Burkholder, and has experienced no symptoms of the illness since the start of training camp. The team will continue to monitor Maclin.
Maclin could join the team in Philadelphia as soon as Friday for rehab, but is expected no later than Saturday. The Eagles say that Maclin will be ready for the season opener on September 11 in Maclin’s hometown of St. Louis.