Mikel Leshoure carted off field

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We hesitate to pass along too many practice injury stories.  It’s usually hard to tell at first how serious the injury is, but we couldn’t help but notice the widespread tweeting from Lions practice when running back Mikel Leshoure went down.

“Left leg injury for Mikel Leshoure. Being carted off the field. Looks bad,” Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News wrote.  “They were working around the ankle and Achilles area.”

Leshoure was drafted in the second round to complement Jahvid Best as a power back. They have veteran Maurice Morris in the No. 3 role.

Detroit’s top draft pick Nick Fairley has been out of camp following foot surgery.

UPDATE: Leshoure is out for the year. Ouch.

30 responses to “Mikel Leshoure carted off field

  1. So glad reduced contact in practice and less practice will result in fewer injuries.

  2. The certainly improved Lions are getting a lot of preseason hype. Some of it deserved, but ALL of it ignores the fact that their biggest weakness reamains as glaring as ever: No OL that can keep a QB upright or sustain a consistent ground game.


    This poor franchise. Finally supposed to be competitive and now players are dropping like flies!

  4. None of this other STUFF matters. Matthew Stafford’s shoulder is made out of tooth picks. He’s one hit from another shoulder surgery.

  5. That’s a blow… they needed him for Goal Line situations… If he can get back soon, and Stafford can stay healthy I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the Lions win the deivision.

  6. I think there’s something mysterious going on on that team. It’s called BARRY’S curse. just like the Cubs, they need a divine intervention. iI pity that team. they seems to be doing everything right and then something bad happen. God bless them.

  7. Sorry for the rookie, hope for a speedy recovery, regardless of what it is.
    For the record, let Detroit grow as a team and play some games before you crown ’em.
    Every time the Lions come up, someone’s gotta make a prediction about their record.

    They’re young, and building up.
    The D-line was strong last year, they improved at LB, and drafted skill position players (like Leshoure).

    In a division with 2 playoff teams, both improved, they still have to compete with the Vikings to get out of the cellar in the division.

    Haven’t we been saying “Watch out for the Houston Texans” for years now? Some are saying it again for this season, but they are not a surprise team anymore. The Lions could be the same way. I actually like them a lot from as a football fan in general. They will be fun to watch no doubt about it!


  8. Sucks, but if they’re as good as their coach thinks they are, they should find a way to win anyway. Packers lost their only starting quality RB in Week 1 (and about 14 other guys too) and won the Super Bowl.

  9. That’s too bad! I was thinking of rooting for the Lions this year, they are stockpiling talent and my Steelers are going the wrong way with slow injury riddled players and too many deviants. I can’t see us winning another ring for at least a decade, or until our fat Qb retires! At least I can live in the past and think about our 6 rings!

  10. Thanks CBA/Lockout BS ~ another (and not the last) poor-conditioning-related injury. Who’s hammy or achilles is next?

  11. If this turns out to be another Achilles injury, I’m really going to start wondering what’s in the water at training camps this year. Never seen so many of those in such a short time.

    Here’s hoping it’s nothing that serious.

  12. I feel bad for the player, but not for the fans — who are quickly becoming the loudest, most obnoxious set of offseason/pre-season darlings in the league. Please wait for your team to prove their mettle on the field when it counts; until then, chime out.

    Fact is, the Lions have assembled a could-be impressive collection of talented players at various positions. But those players have yet to come together to perform as a team. Until that happens, they’re still the motor city kitties. purrrrrr

  13. Turns out that it is an Achillies tear, he is out for the season. Tough break. Read it on another site, i’m sure it will be up here soon.

  14. According to 97.1 The Ticket, Schwartz said “Torn Achilles”. And my heart’s torn out of my chest. We needed young power running because of the sub-par O line.

    Also, watched the 30 – 30 on Marus Dupree last night. Does anyone know if the “Fairly” guy who helped Dupree is related to #1 pick Nick Fairly?

  15. The Lions always seem to draft a RB pretty high every few of years, and they seem to always get injured Kevin Jones, that dude from USF (Kevin Smith??) and then last year Best went down for a bit. Now this guy.

    What is up with that?

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