Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch has apparently made good on his claim that he has fully recovered from ACL surgery undergone in 2014, at least if his effort Tuesday is any indication. The team website is stating that Tulloch was a full participant in the OTA session. "I'm doing everything," he said. "I'm able to run around and make calls and make checks and get back to being a middle linebacker." Tulloch suffered a bit of embarrassment in Week 3 a year ago when he sustained the season-ending injury celebrating a sack of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
When fans ask Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch about his health heading into the season, Tulloch has a simple answer for them, reports ESPN.com. "I ask them if they like watching the games," Tulloch said. "They say, 'Yeah.' They ask, 'Are you healthy?' I say, 'Do you like watching football?' They say, 'Yeah.' I say, 'Yeah, I'm healthy.' Tulloch tore his ACL while celebrating a sack in Week 3 and he missed the rest of the season. He said the offseason has gone well and he is looking forward to playing in 2015. "Man, it's exciting," he said. "I'm excited about it. It's a blessing to be able to bounce back the way that I have and to be able to feel as good as I feel to be able to get out there, run around and do my thing."
Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch plans to be at the team's offseason activities. Tulloch is recovering from an ACL injury. He told MLive that he plans to be at OTAs, although he isn't sure how much he'll be able to do.
Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch has spoken encouragingly about his recovery from knee surgery, claiming he could play currently if necessary. Tulloch ended his season in embarassing fashion, sustaining the injury celebrating a sack of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Tulloch was mimicking the move used in Rodgers' "Discount Double Check" commercials. "I feel great," Tulloch told the team website. "...I have a good team of people down in Miami that take care of me. They've gotten me back to a point I can train with the team. I can lift weights and run around. It feels good to be back out there again." Tulloch contributed to more than 100 tackles in five consecutive seasons before going down in 2014.
The Lions' Stephen Tulloch will start at middle linebacker again once he returns from the torn ACL he suffered Week 3 last year, reports MLive.com. "He's highly experienced and highly productive," coach Jim Caldwell told the website. "And he's a great leader." Tulloch, 30, is progressing well in his rehab, the report said, but it's unclear when he'll return. Tulloch had 135 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2013, his last full season. Tahir Whitehead likely will fill in until Tulloch returns. Whitehead had 86 tackles and two interceptions last year.