The best player in the Lions’ secondary has had a setback in his recovery from last season’s knee injury.
Safety Louis Delmas visited Dr. James Andrews for a surgical procedure on his knee, the team has announced.
Already a weakness for the Lions heading into the offseason, Detroit’s secondary has taken multiple hits during the offseason: Eric Wright, who started all 16 games at cornerback last year, left for Tampa Bay in free agency, and Aaron Berry, who was slated to replace Wright in the starting lineup, was released after his second arrest of the offseason. There’s no word on how long Delmas will be out after this latest procedure, but the injury has to be a concern, in a secondary that was already concerning to Lions fans.
UPDATE: The Lions initially said this surgery was related to the injury Delmas suffered in last season’s Thanksgiving game. The team later corrected that and said this surgery is unrelated to Delmas’s previous injury.