Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin works through jammed thumb

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin offered a temporary scare late Saturday morning.

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Maclin left practice in pain and headed to the trainers tent, where he received attention from head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder, who looked at Maclin’s right hand.

Burkholder and another trainer wrapped Maclin’s right hand before the seventh-year pro returned to the practice field and participated fully.

Coach Andy Reid revealed the nature of Maclin’s injury after practice.

“He jammed his thumb,” Reid said.

More importantly, Reid didn’t appear alarmed.

“I think he’ll be all right,” Reid said. “He came back out and played.”

Quarterback Tyler Bray (knee), wide receiver Armon Binns (knee), tight end Ryan Taylor (quad), offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee), wide receiver Chris Conley (knee), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) and linebacker James-Michael Johnson (calf) missed practice and worked out with trainers to the side.

“They’re all making progress in the right diirection,” Reid said. “We’ll see how soon they get back.”

Defensive linemen Nick Williams (concussion), defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip) were not on the field.


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