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Mikel Leshoure carted off field

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We hesitate to pass along too many practice injury stories.  It’s usually hard to tell at first how serious the injury is, but we couldn’t help but notice the widespread tweeting from Lions practice when running back Mikel Leshoure went down.

“Left leg injury for Mikel Leshoure. Being carted off the field. Looks bad,” Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News wrote.  “They were working around the ankle and Achilles area.”

Leshoure was drafted in the second round to complement Jahvid Best as a power back. They have veteran Maurice Morris in the No. 3 role.

Detroit’s top draft pick Nick Fairley has been out of camp following foot surgery.

UPDATE: Leshoure is out for the year. Ouch.

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30 Responses to “Mikel Leshoure carted off field”
  1. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 10:53 AM

    Why don’t you just pass this story off as meaningless like you did with the Fairley injury by saying that running back is their deepest position?

  2. FinFan68 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    Ricky Williams, Lions on line 1

  3. ticalcaldwell says: Aug 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    Bunch of China Dolls….

  4. southpaw2k says: Aug 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    I still say Detroit winds up with at least 9 wins this season.

  5. boswivel says: Aug 8, 2011 11:01 AM

    I feel sorry for the guy who has to “spell” Mikel Leshoure.

  6. livenbreathefootball says: Aug 8, 2011 11:01 AM

    So glad reduced contact in practice and less practice will result in fewer injuries.

  7. illiniftw says: Aug 8, 2011 11:01 AM

    Wish him the best! Loved watching him run in Champaign

  8. wryly1 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:04 AM

    The certainly improved Lions are getting a lot of preseason hype. Some of it deserved, but ALL of it ignores the fact that their biggest weakness reamains as glaring as ever: No OL that can keep a QB upright or sustain a consistent ground game.

  9. spartyfi says: Aug 8, 2011 11:04 AM


    This poor franchise. Finally supposed to be competitive and now players are dropping like flies!

  10. souljalb says: Aug 8, 2011 11:05 AM

    Damn Lions…looking soft out there

  11. drstrangelust says: Aug 8, 2011 11:06 AM

    Sorry Lions fans. This Vikes fan cant stand injuries to any team, especially in the pre-season! Hope it isn’t a season ender .

  12. waccoforflacco says: Aug 8, 2011 11:06 AM

    None of this other STUFF matters. Matthew Stafford’s shoulder is made out of tooth picks. He’s one hit from another shoulder surgery.

  13. mikebyrne1502 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:12 AM

    That’s a blow… they needed him for Goal Line situations… If he can get back soon, and Stafford can stay healthy I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the Lions win the deivision.

  14. wannabear says: Aug 8, 2011 11:13 AM

    I think there’s something mysterious going on on that team. It’s called BARRY’S curse. just like the Cubs, they need a divine intervention. iI pity that team. they seems to be doing everything right and then something bad happen. God bless them.

  15. Awol.West says: Aug 8, 2011 11:14 AM

    Sorry for the rookie, hope for a speedy recovery, regardless of what it is.
    For the record, let Detroit grow as a team and play some games before you crown ’em.
    Every time the Lions come up, someone’s gotta make a prediction about their record.

    They’re young, and building up.
    The D-line was strong last year, they improved at LB, and drafted skill position players (like Leshoure).

    In a division with 2 playoff teams, both improved, they still have to compete with the Vikings to get out of the cellar in the division.

    Haven’t we been saying “Watch out for the Houston Texans” for years now? Some are saying it again for this season, but they are not a surprise team anymore. The Lions could be the same way. I actually like them a lot from as a football fan in general. They will be fun to watch no doubt about it!

  16. rew1572 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:22 AM

    Lions fans now have an excuse when they win 5 games this year.

  17. mavajo says: Aug 8, 2011 11:22 AM

    Sucks, but if they’re as good as their coach thinks they are, they should find a way to win anyway. Packers lost their only starting quality RB in Week 1 (and about 14 other guys too) and won the Super Bowl.

  18. 6ringofsteal says: Aug 8, 2011 11:26 AM

    That’s too bad! I was thinking of rooting for the Lions this year, they are stockpiling talent and my Steelers are going the wrong way with slow injury riddled players and too many deviants. I can’t see us winning another ring for at least a decade, or until our fat Qb retires! At least I can live in the past and think about our 6 rings!

  19. klunge says: Aug 8, 2011 11:29 AM

    Kevin Smith might have a job this year after all…

  20. pkrjones says: Aug 8, 2011 11:33 AM

    Thanks CBA/Lockout BS ~ another (and not the last) poor-conditioning-related injury. Who’s hammy or achilles is next?

  21. NFLJunkie says: Aug 8, 2011 11:36 AM

    If this turns out to be another Achilles injury, I’m really going to start wondering what’s in the water at training camps this year. Never seen so many of those in such a short time.

    Here’s hoping it’s nothing that serious.

  22. minnesconsin says: Aug 8, 2011 11:38 AM

    I feel bad for the player, but not for the fans — who are quickly becoming the loudest, most obnoxious set of offseason/pre-season darlings in the league. Please wait for your team to prove their mettle on the field when it counts; until then, chime out.

    Fact is, the Lions have assembled a could-be impressive collection of talented players at various positions. But those players have yet to come together to perform as a team. Until that happens, they’re still the motor city kitties. purrrrrr

  23. lionpride10 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:42 AM

    The curse of Bobby Layne strikes again.

  24. naygerkid says: Aug 8, 2011 11:44 AM

    Turns out that it is an Achillies tear, he is out for the season. Tough break. Read it on another site, i’m sure it will be up here soon.

  25. packerswambulance says: Aug 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    Oh C’Mon Man!!! Lions are jinxed…

  26. liontuss says: Aug 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    According to 97.1 The Ticket, Schwartz said “Torn Achilles”. And my heart’s torn out of my chest. We needed young power running because of the sub-par O line.

    Also, watched the 30 – 30 on Marus Dupree last night. Does anyone know if the “Fairly” guy who helped Dupree is related to #1 pick Nick Fairly?

  27. shaggytoodle says: Aug 8, 2011 11:55 AM

    The Lions always seem to draft a RB pretty high every few of years, and they seem to always get injured Kevin Jones, that dude from USF (Kevin Smith??) and then last year Best went down for a bit. Now this guy.

    What is up with that?

  28. devinmr711 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:57 AM

    Clinton Portis eh??????

  29. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    Tough break for the kid. Hopefully he makes it back next year.

  30. granadafan says: Aug 8, 2011 4:07 PM

    “Mikel”??? What the heck is wrong with his parent(s)?

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