The beleaguered Lions secondary suffered another hit on Sunday when its best player, safety Louis Delmas, suffered a knee injury. But Lions coach Jim Schwartz provided what sounds like some reason for optimism at his Monday press conference.
Schwartz said Delmas is day-to-day, which would suggest that there’s a chance he’ll be able to play on Sunday against the Jaguars. Schwartz didn’t get into whether this injury is an aggravation of the same knee injury that caused Delmas to miss the preseason and the first four games of the regular season.
“He’s sore,” Schwartz said of Delmas. “I don’t know if I’d classify it as a re-injury, but it’s his sore knee that’s been bothering him through training camp and this season. He’s a hard-worker, a tough guy, and so we’ll try to work through it.”
The Lions have had a series of injuries in their secondary this season, but Delmas is the defensive back Detroit can least afford to lose. If Sunday’s injury only causes him to miss a few days of practice, that would be very good news for the Lions.