Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch is not participating in organized team activities as he deals with tendonitis in his left knee.
Coach Jim Schwartz said Tulloch may be out for a while, but he sounded optimistic that this won’t affect him heading in training camp or the regular season.
“Tulloch will not participate through May, and after that we will take it as it goes,” Schwartz told the Detroit News. “He had tendonitis and we did an injection to settle it down. He’s not weight-bearing [on his leg] right now. We will get it settled down and there won’t be surgery or anything like that.”
Schwartz said he’d rather err on the side of caution during OTAs and give players time off if some rest will help.
“There will be guys who miss for a variety of reasons,” Schwartz said. “The one thing you don’t want to do at this time of year is push through and injury situation. There comes a time when you have to push through, during the season and even in training camp. Now the really important thing is getting right and getting healthy.”