Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the game that WR Jeremy Maclin had a knee strain and that they would learn more with an MRI.
The speculation among plenty of people is that this is a serious knee injury for Maclin. We're thinking that because cameras showed Maclin emotional on the sideline after talking with doctors. And the doctors can often tell a serious injury with a physical examination on the field. So put two and two together...
We still hold out hope that it's something else that's not serious.
On Maclin knee: After visiting with him postgame, family concerned but not at all certain it's an ACL. MRI tomorrow— Vahe Gregorian (@vgregorian) January 10, 2016
That sounds promising but these two tweets from a former NFL team doctor do not.
Lachman test done by quality doc like @Chiefs have is more accurate than MRI. By video, on field exam shows ACL tear https://t.co/G7lWBGQJHz— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) January 10, 2016
We can hold out hope but we have see the "knee sprain, MRI coming" scenario before for ACLs. #JeremyMaclin @Chiefs #FingersCrossed— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) January 10, 2016
The Chiefs said Phillip Gaines had a knee strain after he was injured in Week 3. And then a day later it was announced he tore his ACL. So we just don't know.
Andy Reid will talk to the media on Sunday. We don't know if he'll have any more information on Maclin. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't have any updates on Sunday. We should know more soon enough though.