Maclin and Pitta Out for Season, Lions Nursing Smaller Injuries
- Category: Detroit
- Published on Monday, 29 July 2013 16:34
- Written by The Michigan Chronicle
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Training camps have started around the NFL and two teams have already lost major offensive weapons. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost Jeremy Maclin to a torn ACL. He was injured during practice Saturday during a seven-on-seven drill and was carted off the field. Maclin led the team in receptions, touchdowns and receiving yards last year.
Maclin was the third player in the league to tear his ACL this season joining former Detroit Lion Aaron Berry of the Jets and former Michigan Wolverine Jonas Mouton of the Chargers.
The other blow was to Baltimore Raven tight end Dennis Pitta. Pitta was injured during practice Saturday in a collision with safety James Ihedigbo leading to a dislocated hip. He was carted off the field and later had season ending surgery.
The Detroit Lions have had their share of injuries during camp but so far none have been season ending. In recent years, we have yet to see a Lions secondary without injuries. Cornerback Ron Bartell missed practice Sunday with a shoulder injury. Cornerback Jonte Green left practice after a right hamstring injury and did not return Sunday. Both seem like minor injuries going forward.
Louis Delmas did see some action in seven-on-seven drills but shortly after was seen icing his knee. The Lions would like to have Delmas healthy for the start of the season and it seems they are taking no chances with his knee this early in camp.