Eagles' wide receiver Jeremy Maclin undergoes successful ACL surgery

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Maclin has completed the first stage of recovery for his torn ACL. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Maclin underwent successful surgery by Dr. James Andrew in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday. The fifth-year player was injured just 10 days ago during the first week of training camp.

Maclin was poised for a make-or-break season, as he will be a free agent in March. The Missouri alum was the 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and has led the team in receptions and touchdowns over the last four seasons. He has been placed on the injured reserve and his season is over.

News of Maclin's surgery comes on a day that fellow wide receiver Arrelious Benn tore his own ACL in training camp. Maclin and Benn are two of three Eagles to suffer the same injury over the last two weeks. Linebacker Jason Phillips also tore his ACL last week.

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