Lions coach Jim Caldwell said linebacker Kyle Van Noy will not need surgery after he went for a second opinion. Caldwell added Van Noy will need rest and is week-to-week.
Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy is going for a second opinion on an injury that is "increasingly getting a little bit worse," coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday. Van Noy has not practiced since struggling through 33 snaps in last week's preseason game against the Redskins, according to the Detroit Free Press. "It's going to be a little while," Caldwell said. "It's not one of those injuries that's going to take a couple weeks. It's going to be a little bit. He's still getting -- I haven't heard on a second opinion yet, but it's a bit of a problem on the opposite side from where he had it before. It's a little bit different area, so he's got a little issue he's got to come through." Van Noy spent the first half of the 2014 season on short-term injured reserve after undergoing hernia surgery last August. Van Noy doesn't need another surgery as of now, but he might end up on short-term IR again. "It just kind of depends on what the final prognosis is and just, in terms of how long we think it's going to take, and then we have to make a decision from there," Caldwell said.
An unknown physical issue to Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy has Jim Caldwell concerned, according to MLive.com. Van Noy, who missed practice Sunday, has been out since the preseason game Thursday. But Caldwell has stated that he has been struggling with the problem, the specifics of which he declined to reveal, for a while. Caldwell added that it will require further medical testing. "He's had a bit of an injury that sort of occurred about a week ago or so, and is just increasingly getting a little bit worse," Caldwell said. "So he's getting looked at closely. He's got some issues." The 2014 second-round pick lost the first eight games of the 2014 season with a sports hernia.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Thursday rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy will make his season debut Sunday against the Dolphins. However, Caldwell indicated Van Noy will likely be limited as he sees snaps on special teams and defense. Van Noy spent most of the season on short-term injured reserve due to a sports hernia injury before being activated Monday.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy (sports hernia) was activated off short-term injured reserve. Van Noy has been sidelined all season recovering from surgery in August.