More bad news: Leshoure out for the season
Rookie running back tore his Achilles in practice on Monday. Joe Fortenbaugh
Print ThisSend ThisAugust 08, 2011, 12:08 PM EST
For a team that entered training camp with so much promise, the Detroit Lions continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
After being carted off the field Monday morning with a lower leg injury, rookie running back Mikel Leshoure will miss the entire 2011 season due to a torn Achilles, head coach Jim Schwartz told the media.
Leshoure—a second-round pick out of Illinois—was expected to play an integral role in Detroit’s running game this season along with dual-threat back Jahvid Best.
With Leshore out, veteran Maurice Morris will step into the No. 2 role unless the Lions plan on signing any of the free agent running backs who are still available on the open market.
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