Heinicke will be out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle in mid-July, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.
Heinicke sustained the injury after attempting to enter his friend's home after the two had been locked out. The third-string quarterback attempted to budge the door open with his foot, but slipped and had his foot go through the window, resulting in a fairly serious injury. Clearly, this is a freak injury and the Vikings are hoping for a recovery by mid-season, but the damage to Heinicke's ankle only holds fantasy importance in the deepest of leagues.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was evasive when asked if Abdullah (shoulder) is 100 percent healthy, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Caldwell's lack of response doesn't necessarily mean anything, as Abdullah is still expected to be ready for the start of training camp Friday. The second-year pro is a clear favorite to earn the lead-back role, despite missing the Lions' entire offseason program after having surgery in January to repair a torn labrum. Abdullah finished his rookie year on a high note, even successfully playing through the aforementioned injury in his final two games.
Levy (undisclosed) has been placed on the active/non-football injury list to begin training camp, MLive.com reports.
Levy's injury has not yet been disclosed, but it could be a concerning development for the Lions. The veteran is clearly Detroit's best linebacker when healthy, but played merely 17 snaps last season due to a lingering hip problem that required surgery. After being an active member in the Lions' offseason program, Levy was seemingly poised for a training camp return, making Friday's news something worthwhile to monitor going forward.