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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
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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: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

FIRE MILLEN!!!




Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:58 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Pretty much the worst news Ive heard today!  My hopes for 10-6 just went to 8-8!  Wow, the Lions just cannot catch a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Unless it is a Charles Rogers collar bone)


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:47 pm
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Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Hightower is on the Skins already



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Patriots drafted Solder instead of Amukamara and now Amu is injured.
Partiots drafted Vereen before Leshoure and now leshoure is injured.



Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

The curse is back so soon. Ford's must sell team before the Lion's will win  again.





Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Here is a short list of free agents that have some tread left on the tire if the Lions decide to pick up another running back.

Clinton Portis
Tim Hightower
Ricky Williams
Dominic Rhodes
Laurence Maroney




Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

Really?  Blaming this on the lockout?  It's a tendon, broken bones, absoulutely nothing to do with a lockout.  I tore my Achilles back pedalling.  Although I hadn't back pedalled in an official practice maybe that's why it blew out!  Let's get a grip, it's football and these injuries happen every year.



Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

tough injury.  Starting out like Green Bay last year.



Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Mikel Leshoure tears Achilles, done for season

He must respect the order of things. He was suppose to play 4-5 games and dominate then get hurt. This would add to the broken heart fot h fans


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