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Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:52 am
Edited on: August 8, 2011 12:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): The Leshoure injury, per our Lions Rapid Reporter John Kreger, is a torn Achilles and, according to Jim Schwartz, the running back will have surgery as early as Tuesday.

He'll likely miss the entire season as a result. Terrible news for the Lions and a tremendous blow for the youngster. It's also going to add fuel to the fire for the question our own Mike Freeman asked this morning in the "Daily Shoutout" -- are injuries up in training camps this year?
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Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was supposed to come in and complement Jahvid Best, giving the Lions a devastating one-two punch out of the backfield. But things got off to a rocky start for the rook on Monday when he was carted off the field with what is being described by our Lions Rapid Reporter John Kreger (who's on the scene, obviously) as a "serious left-leg injury."

"RB Mikel Leshoure is being carted off the practice field after sustaining what appears to be a serious left leg injury," Kreger wrote. "Leshoure could not put weight on the leg as trainers helped him to the cart."

Leshoure's not exactly the first rookie to deal with injury in Lions camp either -- as we've previously noted, Nick Fairley is dealing with a serious foot injury that required surgery and could end up costing him a couple of weeks of practice.

And, second-round wideout Titus Young, per Kreger, left the practice field with "muscle tightness" and is currently padless and hanging out on the sideline with his legs wrapped.

Not exactly a great start for a team that many believed could "make the jump" this season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season



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Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

I don't think that anybody is expecting the Lions to win the Super Bowl except for Patrick King.  I'm a huge Lions fan.  If they make the playoffs, or at least contend for the playoffs, I will be happy.  Super Bowl would be nice, but I'm not getting my hopes up.  The Eagles are talking a mighty big game.  I would hate to see their hopes and dreams get crushed for the fourth time in the past decade...



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 7:58 am
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,ahahahahahahahaha,ahahahahahahaha,AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Eagles win superbowl 46, stop your killing me oh my god my sides are sore, cant take it any more.  THAT was Hilarious..... tyvm


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Since: Aug 9, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:33 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:26 am
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

This is not the end of the world for the Lions yet this season that rookie RB Mikel Leshoure is out for the season. Leshoure would have been the most a backup this season at the RB position so it's not a big deal really. But I do agree with a few people that the poor Lions can't get a break every it seems like.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:40 pm
 

It's only a matter of time...

Mike Hart must be halfway to Detroit by now.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

ATKOOl, I had big expectations too.  I'm not quite ready to give up on them, though.  So far, the injuries have been to rookies.  I believe that LeShoure's injury is by far the biggest blow so far.  Rookie runningbacks are more likely to make a big impact than the other positions.  I believe that Fairley and Young's injuries will have minimal impact.  Rookie receivers rarely have an impact in their first season, and Fairley wasn't even slated to be a starter.  Fairley will be back before the start of the season.

The high number of injuries is to be expected because of the lockout.  Luckily, the injury bug hasn't caught any of the Lion's cornerstone players.  They're going to need to find a 3rd down back quick, though.  Jahvid Best can't take that kind of a beating.


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