Lions expect Darius Slay to participate at minicamp

AP

PFT broke word last week that cornerback Darius Slay tore the meniscus in his knee during his pro day workout for NFL teams.

The injury didn’t stop the Lions from drafting him 36th overall on Friday and the team doesn’t expect Slay to miss any time as a result of it either. General Manager Martin Mayhew said that he expects Slay to participate in the team’s rookie minicamp at the end of next week. Slay didn’t confirm that he’ll be working fully, but he did offer some details about how little the injury has limited him.

“Right now, I’ve had like two individual workouts after my meniscus,” Slay said, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “So, I mean, I feel pretty good. I feel fluent. I’m moving good when I turn, no problem. I feel pretty healthy right now.”

Meniscus tears are not generally considered major injuries by themselves, but they can be a step on the road to future knee issues that can be more serious. For now, though, it seems Slay is healthy enough to start making his bid for a big role in the Lions secondary right off the bat.