COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin, carted off the field during Saturday's win over Illinois, escaped with a sprained left ankle and could play this weekend.
An MRI exam revealed a slight injury to the tendon in the ankle,
school spokesman Chad Moller said Monday. Moller added that team
trainer Rex Sharp said it was the "best possible scenario."
Maclin, a sophomore who had a 99-yard kickoff return and 234
yards in all-purpose yards for the No. 6 Tigers, is expected to try
to practice on Tuesday. He's probable for Saturday's game against
Southeast Missouri State, Moller said.
Maclin was injured away from the play early in the fourth
quarter, pulling up after taking a few steps on a pass pattern. He
covered his face with a towel while being carted off the field from
the Missouri sideline, but returned only a few minutes later with
crutches and his foot wrapped in ice.
Maclin missed the entire 2006 season with a knee injury.