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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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Comments

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:43 am
 

Lions Mikel Leshoure carted off with leg injury

Schwartz just said it was an torn achilles.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:32 am
 

Lions Mikel Leshoure carted off with leg injury

Damn it



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:29 am
 

Lions Mikel Leshoure carted off with leg injury

Crap. Crap. Crap.
These injuries to the Lions are really starting to suck.



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:16 am
 

Lions Mikel Leshoure carted off with leg injury

It looks like the rookies either weren't prepared for football and sat around while the lockout was taking place or pro football is a bit too rough on them.  Either way, having Fairley, Young, and now Leshoure out is a big blow to the up and coming Lions..


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