Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game in Seattle Redhawks , DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
Levy returned to limited practices this week, after missing more than a month of practice. He was originally listed as doubtful for Monday's game, and he may be back for Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals . The Detroit defense badly needs him, having allowed 83 points and 8.7 yards per pass attempt through three games.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful for Monday's game, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
He returned to practice this week, but he is apparently not yet ready to return to game action. This will be the fourth straight game that the All-Pro linebacker misses due to the hip injury. Josh Bynes will start Monday in Levy's place.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) practiced for the second straight day on Friday, but remains questionable for Monday night's game against Seattle Redhawks , the Detroit Titans Free Press reports.
Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told reporters that he expects Detroit's defense to receive a big lift when Levy returns, whether it is this week or in the weeks to come. While Levy can be expected to jump back on the 100-tackles-per-season pace he has enjoyed in three of the past four seasons, it isn't as though his replacement, Josh Bynes , has been the problem in Detroit. Bynes is on pace for 107 tackles and is rated as Pro Football Focus' sixth-best 4-3 outside linebacker. Levy will certainly bring some intangibles back into the Lions' defense, but don't expect him to be a cure-all.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) was a limited participant at practice Thursday, the Lions' official site reports.
Only 10 days after inking a four-year extension with the Lions on Aug. 10, Levy sustained a hip injury in the second preseason contest and was unable to practice in the interim.
The return to drills increases the chances he makes his season debut Monday at Seattle, but the Lions could confirm his availability upon the release of Saturday's injury report. Once he returns, he'll attempt to accrue 100-plus tackles for the fourth time in five campaigns.
That's apparently not going to happen. After all, Levy hasn't practiced all week. The soonest he could return would be for the Monday night game against Seattle in Week 4.
Jim Caldwell has been a bit secretive about his status. He's been asked if Levy has had surgery or is line for such a procedure, but has not given any indication either way. He was no more forthcoming when inquired about a timetable for Levy's return.
"Whenever the doctors release him, Caldwell told MLive.com. "But he's making good progress."
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