“The examination of Nick Fairley’s foot today by Dr. Bob Anderson resulted in a diagnosis consistent with that of Lions’ team physicians that surgical correction was required. Accordingly, surgery was successfully performed this afternoon in Charlotte, N.C., by Dr. Anderson. Nick is expected to miss a significant portion of training camp.”
So what does this mean to the beleaguered franchise?
It means Detroit’s number one draft pick in 2011 is going to miss some time, an issue that Lions fans have learned to grow accustomed to.
Injuries happen in the NFL.
But in only the first week of training camp is it already time to sound the alarms?
And here are three reasons why.