Kansas City Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin did not tear his ACL in Saturday’s wild-card win over the Texans and is day-to-day with an ankle sprain, the team announced Sunday.
A mid-quarter pass play to Maclin for seven yards ended with the Chiefs receiver on the ground, after his leg slid out from under him awkwardly while he attempted to turn the corner. He was helped to the sidelines and carted off to the locker room. Maclin has a history of knee injuries, and was spotted on the sidelines in tears shortly after.
The Chiefs announced shortly afterward that Maclin would miss the rest of the game. After the game, head coach Andy Reid called the injury a knee strain.
On the same play, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was shaken up after trying to beat left tackle Eric Fisher on the edge. He did not return to the game and appeared to be in pain on the sidelines as trainers tended to him. The Texans listed him as questionable with a groin injury.
The Chiefs went on to win 30–0, and will face the Patriots in the next round.