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Lions appear to lose linebacker Jordan Dizon for year

Lions linebacker Jordan Dizon’s star-crossed career took another turn for the worse following a serious knee injury against the Steelers in the team’s preseason opener.

Tom Kowalski of MLive.com reports that the team’s backup middle linebacker told several people after the game he will miss the season. Lions coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t confirm that, only saying it was “serious.”

Dizon started on Saturday night in place of injured middle linebacker DeAndre Levy and was a backup on the team’s nickel defense.  Matt Millen selected Dizon No. 45 in Millen’s final draft, and the lightweight linebacker has struggled to see the field because of a lack of physicality.

(Leave it to a Detroit paper to immediately compare Dizon’s injury to other recent preseason setbacks in the team’s history.)

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4 Responses to “Lions appear to lose linebacker Jordan Dizon for year”
  1. detnflfan says: Aug 15, 2010 8:57 AM

    Really unfortunate for Dizon. We (the Lions) are already thin on defense (especially at middle linebacker) and this doesn’t help matters. Hope his ankle isn’t broken

  2. CookieFlash says: Aug 15, 2010 9:21 AM

    Players are dropping like flies.
    Cue the “Matt Millen drafted player syndrome” posts.

  3. VexorgD says: Aug 15, 2010 9:24 AM

    Unfortunate for Jordan but this improves Caleb Campbells chance to make the team. If Campbell, the hard nosed army cadet, continues to learn at a meteoric pace, he could be a solid backup and special teams player.

  4. football24-7 says: Aug 15, 2010 9:38 AM

    this is one of matt millen picks .. again diddnt like this pick an still don’t like this guy. always hurt. no power,no skills,never steps up.. good bye jordan . i think maybe the raiders would like you, go ..go cause you wont be here next year

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