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Rumors swirl that Louis Delmas needs surgery to repair groin injury

Lions safety Louis Delmas has missed the first week or so of training camp due to a groin injury suffered in the offseason.  Though he’s widely expected to hit the practice field soon — indeed, a source with knowledge of the situation insists that Delmas will be ready to go when the regular season begins — we’re hearing that there’s quiet concern within the organization regarding the possibility that Delmas ultimately will need surgery to repair the injury.

Indeed, there’s talk that perhaps the best course of action would be to shut Delmas down for the season, and to perform the surgery now. 

If it’s true that the injury was sufficiently severe to make surgery a possibility, it means that the Lions and Delmas instead have opted to proceed, in the hopes that with treatment and luck Delmas will be able to make it through the season. 

Expect the team and the player to deny the possibility that surgery is needed.  But then pay attention to Delmas’ health throughout the year — and whether there’s eventually an “aggravation” that results in the player being placed on injured reserve in advance of a procedure aimed at fixing the situation.

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28 Responses to “Rumors swirl that Louis Delmas needs surgery to repair groin injury”
  1. GBfanForever says: Aug 5, 2010 7:18 AM

    Groin injuries are bad news. This is an example of why some of the over optimistic “9-7″ detroit fans should temper their outlook. Even though they have some better starters, their depth is still poor.

  2. spartyfi says: Aug 5, 2010 7:23 AM

    This team can’t buy a break. The amount of injuries over the past 2 years is gettin’ ridiculous.

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  4. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 5, 2010 7:44 AM

    We all really know how he injured it in the first place:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LzAEn3yZ4

  5. TOONZES says: Aug 5, 2010 7:47 AM

    “indeed” Nothing that Florio likes better than a Lions story of bad luck.

  6. DeLions00 says: Aug 5, 2010 8:01 AM

    This just ruined my day. This could only happen to the Lions.

  7. jj jones says: Aug 5, 2010 8:02 AM

    He was great his rookie year. Hopefully it isn’t serious.

  8. faulkn22 says: Aug 5, 2010 8:10 AM

    Lions camp and mlive (killer) says this is inaccurate. Source it or it didn’t happen :)

  9. megatron81 says: Aug 5, 2010 8:20 AM

    I’m gonna be sick to my stomache.

  10. JDMP says: Aug 5, 2010 8:25 AM

    Not good

  11. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Aug 5, 2010 8:44 AM

    “Expect the team and the player to deny the possibility that surgery is needed. But then pay attention to Delmas’ health throughout the year . . . ”
    Are you really asking readers to pay attention to the Lions this season?
    Indeed.

  12. AllThat says: Aug 5, 2010 8:50 AM

    groin on the ground, groin on the ground, whatcha gonna do with your groin on the ground…

  13. TimT says: Aug 5, 2010 8:52 AM

    So, what you’re saying is that Delmas’s injury ~may~ require surgery, but that he and the team are trying to avoid it. That’s life in the NFL and I’d bet 100% of the teams have players making that same choice.

  14. klungemonger says: Aug 5, 2010 9:05 AM

    Ugh…the only proven commodity in the Lions backfield. That’s OK, Suh is getting paid so much they should just make him fill the spot on downs when they rotate him out of the line. Never let him leave the field.

  15. Alualuwho says: Aug 5, 2010 9:07 AM

    Indeed…..Indeed…..Indeed…..Indeed your writing is awful.

  16. Maddog says: Aug 5, 2010 9:09 AM

    There go the Lions play-off chances

  17. pacificamike says: Aug 5, 2010 9:27 AM

    F@ck!!

  18. MotorCityKitties says: Aug 5, 2010 9:28 AM

    Oh hell no, this better be BS. I do take comfort in the fact that Florio reported it so it’s probably just more shooting from the hip, looking for web hits.

  19. Deacon Blues says: Aug 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    Although there will be no official word on the matter until coach Jim Schwartz addresses the media later this morning, sources have told The News that the PFT report is inaccurate.
    From The Detroit News

  20. kitchn says: Aug 5, 2010 10:07 AM

    you guys are funny, to actually believe something that florio says is hilarious

  21. purpleguy says: Aug 5, 2010 10:10 AM

    Maybe that Florida State/Jets chick has a picture of it on her phone.

  22. lionskeet says: Aug 5, 2010 10:39 AM

    Alualuwho says:
    August 5, 2010 9:07 AM
    Indeed…..Indeed …..Indeed…..Inde ed your writing is awful.
    But at least he doesn’t put spaces in the middle of his words….

  23. numberfour says: Aug 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    florio’s motto: believe nothing until it has been denied.

  24. Alualuwho says: Aug 5, 2010 11:19 AM

    Alualuwho says:
    August 5, 2010 9:07 AM
    Indeed…..Indeed …..Indeed…..Inde ed your writing is awful.
    But at least he doesn’t put spaces in the middle of his words….
    So he has that going for him, which is nice.

  25. ClownBurger says: Aug 5, 2010 11:31 AM

    HAHAHAHA
    Why don’t you just end every rumor article on this site with “Expect them to deny it”.
    Florio, you suck. Go play with Favre’s balls.

  26. Mark says: Aug 5, 2010 5:46 PM

    Florio,
    Well this stacks up with your March 26, 2010 snippet about the Lions signing PacMan Jones. I suggest you improve your journalism, and check directly with the source. Why don’t you come to Lion’s practice next week and ask Schwartz to have a pass thrown to you down the middle, and you will be able to see for yourself if Delmas is going to have any problem this year with his groin (he can also let you know that your irresponsible reporting in unappreciated)!

  27. azlionsfan says: Aug 5, 2010 7:49 PM

    “To me, that’s just people that have nothing to do,” Delmas said after practice. “Obviously they want to feel important, so they’ll throw a couple words out there. Rumors are rumors. It’s up to me to go out there and prove everybody wrong. Once I’m healthy enough to go out there and participate, the rumors will be shut down.”
    He told you Florio. Quit pounded your pud to the Lions ineptitude

  28. S.T. Morse says: Aug 5, 2010 7:51 PM

    http://www.freep.com/article/20100805/SPORTS01/100805015/1049/Lions-Delmas-Surgery-rumor-false

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