Lions lineman Tyrunn Walker having surgery for broken leg, to IR

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Not only did the Lions lose a game they should have at least had a chance to tie last night, but they also lost a key player.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Lions defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker suffered a broken fibula last night, and is having surgery today to repair the damage.

He’ll go on injured reserve, and while he won’t be able to help the Lions this year, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Signed from New Orleans this offseason, Walker was a key contributor to their defensive line rotation, and his absence is just injury to insult for a team sitting 0-4 and having just gotten jobbed by the league.

12 responses to “Lions lineman Tyrunn Walker having surgery for broken leg, to IR

  1. I do appreciate everyone else doing all of Lions fans complaining for them. Usually we’re left to be called names by the fans of the nfl darlings.

  2. I feel bad for the city of Detroit. The almost collapse of the auto industry created a bankrupt city with employment issues and all the problems that this creates. In many ways they have been hit the hardest of any major city in the US. I would love to see the Lions do well and give the city something to rally around and be proud of.

    Is that so hard to do? those folks deserve better than a 0-4 team.

  3. The people of this city have no use for any pity. The unemployment levels are the same as the national average, and tough times only make us stronger. Bring it on and keep fueling our determination to rise up.

    Get well soon Tyrunn!

  4. The play that broke Walker’s leg needs to be removed from the game, or at least called for what it is (a chop block). D-lineman need to be protected from these kinds of hits.

  5. ragnarthegreat says:
    Oct 6, 2015 1:18 PM
    I feel bad for the city of Detroit. The almost collapse of the auto industry created a bankrupt city with employment issues and all the problems that this creates. In many ways they have been hit the hardest of any major city in the US. I would love to see the Lions do well and give the city something to rally around and be proud of.

    Is that so hard to do? those folks deserve better than a 0-4 team.

    __________________________

    As a former Detroit resident the problem with the city has nothing to do with the auto industry and 100% with the corrupt democrats that were in office and the welfare state they created leaving the city penniless.

  6. Packer fan here,
    Now you Lion fans know how it feels to get screwed in Seattle.
    The play where your guy broke his leg was unfortunate too. Although it was not a chop block by definition of the rule, #54 going after his lower legs is considered questionable play.
    I hope he completely heals.

  7. sdisme says:
    High / Low hit that wasn’t called. In fairness it happened fast, but it was dirty.
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    Look at the clip again sdisme. A chop block by definition of the rules is being engaged high and low by 2 different offense players. That didn’t happen. #54 dives left cutting Tyrunn but there’s no high hit. If anything your own player falling against Tyrunn contributed to his injury.
    A bad break for sure but not a chop block.

  8. Kingmj4891 says:
    Oct 6, 2015 2:24 PM

    ragnarthegreat says:
    Oct 6, 2015 1:18 PM
    I feel bad for the city of Detroit. The almost collapse of the auto industry created a bankrupt city with employment issues and all the problems that this creates. In many ways they have been hit the hardest of any major city in the US. I would love to see the Lions do well and give the city something to rally around and be proud of.

    Is that so hard to do? those folks deserve better than a 0-4 team.

    __________________________

    As a former Detroit resident the problem with the city has nothing to do with the auto industry and 100% with the corrupt democrats that were in office and the welfare state they created leaving the city penniless.
    ———–

    As a sane person, and a current resident of the Detroit area, your statement is a crock. I can count over 2 million jobs lost or relocated in this area going back to 1976, all from the auto companies or suppliers. Those are accompanied by population loss as well. That impacts every business and resident within a 100 mile radius negatively, even today. Politics have little to do with the problems here, although they are admittedly very entertaining.

    Nobody in this area is looking for sympathy or handouts, and the economy is diversifying because of local people working hard to make a difference.

    For those that are saying that Lions fans deserve better, that is true enough. Our ownership has been terrible, and simply has no idea how to build an NFL organization. Hopefully Bill Ford will prove to be different in a good way. But don’t feel bad for us. We have great ownership in the NHL and MLB, and a new owner making progress in the NBA. And We have Michigan State and University of Michigan sports as well. Having Harbaugh come home to UM is a big deal.

    In a city built by the auto industry, most of us know how to shift gears. The Lions may already be cooked for the year, but that just means it is officially mock-draft season, and the Red Wings opener is this weekend. It’s sad to say but

  9. Another devastating blow. Every time I see Ebron on the field I’ll just keep imagining they took Aaron Donald instead….

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