The injury to rookie Lions running back Mikel LeShoure was as bad as initially feared.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz confirmed the second round pick will miss the season with a torn Achilles tendon. It’s a big blow to a Lions team excited about their early draft picks, but have also seen first-rounder Nick Fairley undergo surgery.
If there is a bright spot here, at least the injury came at a position that is reasonably easy to replace. Ricky Williams, Clinton Portis, Tiki Barber, Jerome Harrison, and former Lion Kevin Smith are among the players still unsigned.