Detroit Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker (leg) is having surgery to repair a broken fibula, and he will be placed on injured reserve, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Walker and Haloti Ngata (calf), the Lions' starting defensive tackles, both suffered injuries during Monday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks . Ngata's injury doesn't appear nearly as serious, so the Lions may only need to replace one starter. Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright figure to see more snaps.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker was carted off the field with a left ankle injury Monday night, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.
He's not expected to return from the game, and considering the amount of pain he appeared to be experiencing, Walker could miss more time than that.
Walker, formerly of the Saints, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. The 24-year-old played in all 16 games last season, registering 19 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and forced fumble.
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