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Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin thanks well-wishers after he left Saturday’s game with knee injury

Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was in tears when he left Saturday’s game.
Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was in tears when he left Saturday’s game.

Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin injured his right knee during the third quarter of Saturday’s AFC Wild Card Game against the Houston Texans.

Maclin left the game after hauling a 7-yard pass. Maclin was later carted off the field and did not return. Maclin leads the Chiefs in receptions (87), yards (1,088) and touchdowns (eight). His replacement was third-round rookie Chris Conley, who caught a 9-yard touchdown pass afterward.

The Star’s Vahe Gregorian reported after the game that Maclin was walking with a limp but declined to comment.

However, Maclin tweeted his thanks for all the kind thoughts people sent his way:

Here is what other NFL players watching the game tweeted as they sent their best wishes to Maclin:

Chiefs fans and supporters of other teams were also quick to send their support to Maclin.

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Terez A. Paylor contributed to this story

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