Jeremy Maclin’s Journey from Second Torn ACL
Jeremy Maclin suffered a torn ACL last summer during practice. He is a star NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He tore his ACL from an awkward move in which he did not suffer it from contact with another player.He was carted off the field and into the the Eagles practice facility to be evaluated.
“I was devastated… it wasn’t the fact that it hurt, it was the fact that I knew what happened so I was emotional, knowing what was at stake. This is something that I love to do. I love to play football and knowing I’m not going to be able to do that, knowing that I’m not going to be a part of this new era here in Philly this year.” – Jeremy Maclin
Watch an interview of Jeremy Maclin talk about his amazing 2014 performance after his second torn acl HERE
He first tore the ACL in his right knee in the summer of 2006 – almost the exact day from his second torn ACL – during his first year at the University of Missouri. Because of this injury, he was forced to redshirt his freshman year.
Jeremy Maclin had surgery on his ACL in early August and has made an incredible comeback this year from his second torn ACL. However, during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jeremy Maclin ran through a routine route, pivoting with his right knee and ended up hyperextending his knee. At the moment, it looked almost certain it was yet another torn ACL, but Maclin was able to return.
After this scare in the preseason, Jeremy Maclin has had one of the best year’s of his life – if not the best. This year Jeremy Maclin is the top 10 ranked receiver in total receiving yards, ranking him at the 8 spot.
“In some ways, I feel faster,” Maclin said, via Philly.com. “In some ways I feel more fresh, more physically strong. I just think you put so much hard work into your rehab process that that’s kind of what happens. You get that leg back. You build that leg back stronger. So like I said, I’m really looking forward to this year.”
How can one achieve such a great ACL comeback? By staying focused and committed to the physical therapy process. If you maintain this 6-9 month commitment, you continue you gain your confidence in not only your knee, but yourself as well.
***Bonus*** Jeremy Maclin highlights