DeAndre Levy (hip) is expected to participate in offseason workouts in the spring, the Detroit Free Press reports.
After inking a lucrative four-year deal in August, Levy mustered just 17 snaps thereafter due to continuing issues with his hip, which required surgery in mid-October. While the door was left ajar for a return at some point in the season, the Detroit Lions opted to shut him down for good on Nov. 4. Head coach Jim Caldwell has noted that Levy has looked "great" in rehab sessions, indicating that the weakside linebacker is progressing well through the healing process. If all goes as planned, Levy will be of interest in IDP circles with three 100-tackle campaigns in six seasons prior to 2015.
DeAndre Levy (hip) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Detroit Lions ' official site reports.
Shortly after signing a four-year extension in August, Levy came down with a hip injury that dogged him throughout the first month of the season. He finally made an appearance in Week 5, but he logged just 17 snaps without recording a tackle before aggravating the ailment. Following hip surgery, the Lions kept the door open for a return this season, but the decision was made Wednesday to shut him down for the season. Expect Josh Bynes to continue working as the nominal weakside linebacker in Detroit.
DeAndre Levy (hip) is hoping to begin light jogging this week while recovering from his hip surgery a couple weeks ago, the Detroit Lions ' official site reports.
Levy said of his status for the season, "It's going to be based on what my recovery is the next couple weeks and see how fast or slow things go and ultimately what will be best long-term." The All Pro last season has only played in one game this year. A return to the field this season would certainly help the woeful Lions, who sit in the NFC North cellar at 1-6.
DeAndre Levy did undergo surgery on his hip Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Detroit Lions still haven't decided if they will place their star linebacker on injured reserve -- that decision will likely come closer to the beginning of November. Still, considering the Lions just signed Levy to a $33 million extension in August, it's unlikely they will rush one of their more valuable assets back onto the field in what already appears to be a lost season for Detroit.
DeAndre Levy is slated for hip surgery, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. However, head coach Jim Caldwell told MLive.com's Kyle Meinke that the linebacker won't immediately be placed on injured reserve.
The preceding confirms a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Detroit Lions won't make the IR call for 2-to-3 weeks. If Levy's recovery proceeds quickly, there's the potential that he could play for at least the final month of the season. However, considering how his (and the Lions') season has gone to date, it's difficult to see him take the field over the final 11 games due to the $33-million investment made in August.
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
Mens Detroit Lions Barry Sanders Mitchell & Ness Light Blue Authentic Throwback Jersey Shop Now!