DeAndre Levy recovering from knee surgery

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The Lions released linebacker DeAndre Levy this offseason after a couple of years that saw injuries keep Levy on the sideline more often than he was on the field.

Levy’s bid to find a new home for the 2017 season won’t be helped by a reminder of those injury issues. Levy posted a picture to social media of himself on crutches with his right knee wrapped and told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he had surgery on the knee a few days ago.

A torn meniscus in the same knee forced Levy to have surgery last season on his way to missing 11 games. He told Birkett that his goal now is to “heal and get healthy under trusted physicians,” which may be a reference to reports immediately after last season that he didn’t need to have another operation on his knee. Birkett also points out that Levy had $1.75 million of his 2017 compensation guaranteed against injury, which might lead to a grievance now that he’s gone back for more surgery.

However that plays out, Levy will likely now need to wait until he can show teams he’s healthy enough to compete for a roster spot before he’s able to sign a deal for the 2017 season.

6 responses to “DeAndre Levy recovering from knee surgery

  1. Damn, I loved watching Levy play, unfortunately injuries got the best of him, but he was a top 5 linebacker for a span of 2-3 years before the injuries started to pile up.

    Sad to see a lot of Detroit fans turn on him and think that he was faking being injured. The guy has had 3 or 4 surgeries in the last two years for knee and hip issues.

    I also loved the fact that Levy stood up the NFL and their “doctors.” I will always be a fan of Levy on and off the field.

  2. Sad to see a lot of Detroit fans turn on him and think that he was faking being injured. The guy has had 3 or 4 surgeries in the last two years for knee and hip issues.
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    We turned on him because during the off season he would always be out doing stupid activities that carried a high risk of injury and low and behold he had two mysterious injuries that the team refused to ever address or disclose how they occurred. If you combine the teams unwillingness to talk about it with the fact that we know at least the hip injury didn’t happen in a game or practice it becomes pretty clear that he injured it out doing something stupid that he shouldn’t have been doing if he valued his career. The organization paid him millions and millions over two seasons to literally play less than half of one game when that money could have been spent in so many better ways. So yeah good riddance

  3. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    Apr 6, 2017 8:01 PM
    Sad to see a lot of Detroit fans turn on him and think that he was faking being injured. The guy has had 3 or 4 surgeries in the last two years for knee and hip issues.
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    We turned on him because during the off season he would always be out doing stupid activities that carried a high risk of injury and low and behold he had two mysterious injuries that the team refused to ever address or disclose how they occurred. If you combine the teams unwillingness to talk about it with the fact that we know at least the hip injury didn’t happen in a game or practice it becomes pretty clear that he injured it out doing something stupid that he shouldn’t have been doing if he valued his career. The organization paid him millions and millions over two seasons to literally play less than half of one game when that money could have been spent in so many better ways. So yeah good riddance
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    You know there are clauses in contracts about players getting injured in the offseason right? Don’t be mad at Levy because Caldwell is an ass about the injury report. Hell, didn’t Chris Long just go climb a mountain? Levy climbed a mountain and stood on a plane, I’d rather him do that then get a bunch of DUIs in the offseason.

  4. “More trusted physicians”. Docs can’t always be right. They can give their best opinion. People heal and recover differently. I love how when a doctor’s estimate or advice is wrong people like to imply they were dishonest. Human beings aren’t like ford pickup trucks ..its not as easy as just replacing a manufactured part.

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