With plenty of buzz about the Buffalo Bills and Jeremy Maclin, we received a Facebook question about the veteran receiver’s injury past, so here’s a thorough breakdown.
Was listed as “probable”with a foot injury but ultimately played in Week 7 - Week 13. Downgraded to “questionable” in Week 14. Played. In Week 15, he was held out. Played in 15 regular season games during his rookie year.
Was listed as “probable” with back injury in Week 4 but played. Appeared in all 16 regular season games.
Listed as “probable” with hamstring injury in Week 4 but played. Missed Week 11 - Week 13 with a “hamstring/shoulder” designation. Played in 13 of 16 regular season games that season.
Listed as “questionable” with hip injury in Week 2 but played. Was out Week 3. Listed as “probable” with hip injury but played. Was on the injury report in Week 11, and Week 15 - Week 17 but played. Appeared in 15 of 16 regular season games.
Torn ACL before the season. Missed the entire year.
Appeared in all 16 regular season games. Set career highs in targets, receptions, yards, and tied a previous career-high in touchdown catches.
Missed Week 7 with a concussion. Appeared in 15 regular season games that season.
Missed Week 10 - Week 13 with a groin injury. Appeared in 12 regular season games last year.
His torn ACL was clearly the biggest injury Maclin’s ever suffered but he came back from it to have his finest season as a pro the following year.
All in all, Maclin has appeared in 102 of a possible 128 regular-season games in the NFL career. In the seven seasons discounting his lost 2013, he’s missed 10 regular-season games due to other injuries.
He’s averaged playing in 12.75 regular-season games per year since entering the NFL. Not counting the 2013 campaign, and starting in 2009, Maclin’s regular-season games by year:
- 15, 16, 13, 15, 16, 15, 12
Maclin hasn’t spent more time on the injury report than your typical, full-time receiver.