Posted by Josh Katzowitz
When we told you Tuesday that Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley wasn’t practicing -- and was, in fact, in a walking boot -- it might have caught you off guard.
Fairley said the ankle injury wasn’t a big deal and that he was doing whatever it took to get back as soon as possible (though he also let on he didn’t know exactly when that would be).
Well, we have a better idea today. As Lions Rapid Reporter John Kreger writes, Fairley underwent surgery today in Charlotte. Although an exact diagnosis of Fairley’s injury was not released, he’s expected to miss a “significant portion” of training camp while he rehabs.
The Lions decided to send Fairley to Charlotte after observing him Tuesday. Apparently, the team was concerned because the injury was more serious than previously believed.
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