Top

blog

Stories

 

Jeremy Maclin Healthy Again, Illness Was Inflammatory Virus

Categories: Sports
jeremy_maclin_sm.jpg
Good news for Jeremy Maclin.
Doctors have given Jeremy Maclin, the former standout at Kirkwood High and Mizzou, the okay to return to professional football.

Maclin, 23, was struck by mysterious illness this spring that caused rapid wight loss, iron anemia and irregular blood results. On his birthday May 11, a test showed that his lymph nodes were irregularly large and hot -- a possible sign of lymphoma.

Maclin told FoxSports.com on Tuesday that he'd lived in fear of having cancer all summer long. Meanwhile, speculation was ripe in the media that the Philadelphia Eagles star may have come down with something else.

"I was tested for everything, and every single test came back negative. I don't have mono, I don't have AIDS, leukemia -- all the things people were guessing on, there was nothing. I was being tested for lymphoma and thank God everything has come back negative," said Maclin.

Doctors eventually removed lymph nodes through is bellybutton. Maclin says he now feels fine.

"It was all caused by an inflammatory virus," Maclin told FoxSports. "something that just runs its course through your body or you can treat with medicine. I didn't need medicine. It's just something I had to deal with."

My Voice Nation Help
1 comments
William James
William James

I wish that someone who is close to him can  get Jeremy Maclin to get further tests done. Everything that he has said He has experienced are all symptoms of Sarcoidosis which is an autoimmune disease that affects the whole body because the immune system sees the body as a foriegn object and the swelling of the lymph nodes are the bodies antibodies building up around what it believes is a foriegn organism.. The shortness of breath will not go away and if not followed this disease can take over many of the bodies organs, Just like it had in both Reggies White and Bernie Mac.  Please jeremy go get more testing done while you may still be in the beginning stages of Sarcoidosis

Now Trending

St. Louis Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...