Lions fear Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles

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Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder has a “significant Achilles injury,” coach Jim Caldwell said after Sunday’s preseason game against the Colts. Although Caldwell wouldn’t go into detail about the diagnosis until Hyder undergoes further medical tests, the Lions fear Hyder tore his Achilles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s significant. The doctors, that’s the initial impression [that it’s significant],” Caldwell said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. “When we have something certain, we’ll release it. But I’ll tell you it’s significant.”

Hyder, who led the Lions with eight sacks last season, was rushing Colts quarterback Scott Tolzien when he fell to the ground. He grabbed the back of his left leg and left in a cart.

7 responses to “Lions fear Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles

  1. The Lions d-line was pretty bad last year. PFF ranked their interior pass-rush as the worst in the league. And overall, I think they were 1 sack away from being tied for last.

    The conundrum was that their LB’s may have been worse. So they went out and drafted a LB in the first round and picked up one mid-level FA LB (Worrilow) and one low-level guy (can’t even remember his name).

    I am not a fan of how they addressed the D-line though. They let go three of them from last years squad, then signed 5 guys who were either chronically injured their first few seasons in the league, or underperformers. They gave some of them $3-$4 million a season for being career underperformers.
    And their first D-lineman they drafted came in the 5th or 6th round (Ledbettor).

    With Hyder out, they are relying on Ansah to have a bounce back season after getting only 2 in an injury plagued season. And then they will be hoping that someone from the bunch emerges, otherwise, it’s going to be another season where the defense does well against average and lower offenses, but can’t stop the better O’s in the league.

  2. Injuries are a part of football. As a Lions fan, you hope it happens someplace else or not at all…..to any team.

  3. anyone
    rating a dt on sacks, should be lining up to be a crappy gm for a crappy team

    sack totals are probablg the most misleading stat in sports, especially for a dt

    it is not a defensive tackle’s job to get sacks

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    August 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm
    anyone
    rating a dt on sacks, should be lining up to be a crappy gm for a crappy team

    sack totals are probablg the most misleading stat in sports, especially for a dt

    it is not a defensive tackle’s job to get sacks
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    PFF rates overall pass-rush, like pressures, hits, sacks, etc. Anyone who thinks that it’s not important for DT’s to get pressure up the middle (you know, right in the QB’s face) doesn’t know football.

    P.S. before the Lions playoff game against the Seahawks, Seattle hadn’t been able to run the ball – at all. Their offensive line was considered one of the three worst in the league. But Seattle ended up finding their running game in a BIG way against the Lions, running all over them while racking up 177 yds (4.7 ypc) to the Lions 47. The DT’s stunk, I mean really stunk!

  5. Caldwell has no passion for the game and it has cost us a couple games so far the last few years. We squeaked in to the payoffs last year because of Stafford. A good coach would have us win one at least.

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