Lions safety Louis Delmas has spent a lot of time dealing with injuries to his knees in the last couple of years, leading Delmas to say that he has so much rehabilitation equipment that his house looks like a hospital.
It might be time for a yard sale. Delmas continues to brim with confidence about how he’s feeling, particularly about the left knee that has been a trouble spot since it was surgically repaired before the 2012 season. It continued to be a thorn in Delmas’ side into the summer, but the safety says that he’s feeling like Ponce de León after a dip in the fountain of youth as of a couple of weeks ago.
“To be honest with you, a couple weeks ago I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is now, but my knee is great right now,” Delmas said, via Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News. “I’m feeling very confident about it. I feel like it’s my rookie year again. About two weeks ago I finally woke up with no pain — after icing it of course — but I finally woke up with no pain and it was very stable.”
It all sounds good coming from a player who was never shy about expressing his frustration with the slow recovery process, but the proof will come over the course of the season for a player who has practiced and played sparingly in the preseason. If he’s still feeling youthful come Week 14, it should mean good things for the Lions defense.