Lions safety Louis Delmas said last week that his knees feel the best they’ve felt in two years, acknowledged that he wasn’t sure how significant that was given how much trouble he’s had getting on the field over that period of time.
It didn’t take long to get an example of just how relative Delmas’ improved state is in football terms. Delmas missed practice for the third straight day on Tuesday as the Lions continue to try to make sure he’s healthy for the regular season and Delmas said afterward that it is “doubtful” that he winds up playing at all in the preseason.
“Is it important for me to get out there? Yes,” Delmas said, via Justin Rogers of MLive.com. “But is it wise? Right now, I don’t think so.”
Delmas did say that he was still confident he would be able to play in the season opener against the Vikings, although the fact that he’s been such an intermittent presence for the Lions for such a long time means that it’s hard to count on seeing him on the field for that game until you actually see him on field for that game.