Chris Houston had toe surgery

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Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew said last week that cornerback Chris Houston might need surgery because the toe injury that hampered him last season was still proving to be a problem.

Mayhew didn’t offer an update this week, but Houston did. Houston posted a picture of himself in a hospital gown on Instagram on Monday night and his father confirmed with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that Houston had surgery to correct the issue with his toe.

“He’s doing great,” Larry Houston said. “His doctor said he’s fine, and everything went great. So just rehab [now].”

The elder Houston didn’t offer any timetable for his son’s recovery, although the Lions had admitted to concern about Houston’s ability to bounce back from a poor 2013 season even before the cornerback had the surgery. The Lions took cornerback Nevin Lawson out of Utah State in the fourth round, adding an option to the mix as the Lions try to build a better secondary with or without Houston back on his game.

10 responses to “Chris Houston had toe surgery

  1. And the Lions demonstrated their commitment to building a better secondary this season by…drafting a back up offensive lineman in the third round.

  2. I am surprised he waited this long to get surgery. should have been a month or longer ago. So the secondary will not be able to mesh until after Week 1, if Houston is ready to go at that point. Slay should be learning the new scheme right now as Delmas is not there to fix his position every time.
    Obviously H3min1230 has never actually seen Houston play or he would not have said a Top 3 CB. Top 10 would be a big push. Get better Houston you are about all we got in 2014.

  3. Top 20 is a push… top 40 is closer to reality.

    There were at least 3 CBs in the draft that would be current upgrades over Houston.

  4. Top 15 would seem about right 2 years ago..hopefully he can get back to that form..or maybe he was top 18 but i definitely know he was in the top 30 but so was R Sherman so yea i’ll take that.

  5. Everything about this stinks, but he was smart enough to have surgery while still in nfl. The lions are not smart enough to cut him loose, he’ll make the team by not being able to play. It’s May the lions season been over for over four months, now have this!! If he’s not ready, let him walk, what will you miss?

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