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Kyle Van Noy has surgery to repair core muscle injury

Kyle Van Noy, Rod Streater AP

The Lions are going to start the regular season without second-round pick Kyle Van Noy in the lineup.

Van Noy had surgery to repair a core muscle injury on Thursday and Tim Twentyman of the team’s website suggests that it could be an extended absence for the rookie. Twentyman writes that when the Lions are setting their initial 53-man roster this weekend they will have to decide whether “they’ll look at it week-to-week or place him on injured reserve with the designation to return.”

Van Noy played in the first two preseason games for Detroit, recording two tackles, before going out with the injury during the week leading up to the third game of the summer. If he’s going to be out for anything more than a few weeks, there’s a good chance that the Lions will avail themselves of the ability to bring him back from injured reserve because they’ll need the roster spot at some point in the early part of the season.

Tahir Whitehead started at strong-side linebacker for the second straight game on Thursday night. His 11-tackle, three-sack performance against the Jaguars last week was a pretty good audition for a regular role.

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2 Responses to “Kyle Van Noy has surgery to repair core muscle injury”
  1. rl79111 says: Aug 28, 2014 7:50 PM

    hyzers says:
    Aug 28, 2014 7:08 PM

    The Lions will bend them over twice again this year.

    _______________________________________

    Yep, you’re probably right but the Bears will bend over and flip the bird finishing ahead of the PATHETIC Lions at the end of the season, again this year….

    2013 NFCN Final Standings:

    1. Green Bay Packers
    2. Chicago Bears
    3. Detroit “P!tiful” Lions
    4. Minnesota Vikings

    Lions Suck!

  2. nflfollower says: Aug 28, 2014 9:52 PM

    I remain very unimpressed with the lions draft class thus far, even before this injury (impossible to predict this). Ebron hasn’t shown much to look like a gamechanger which any TE picked in the top 10 should be. van noy struggling to overtake a journeyman who makes no splash plays in Palmer prior to this injury.

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