After surgery, Lions' Hanson should be ready to go
How long can Jason Hanson hang around the Lions? That’s the question now since it was announced that he’s having minor knee surgery after tweaking his knee on Monday. This is the second straight camp where the-40-year-old Hanson has required minor knee surgery.
A year ago it happened later in camp and still he did not miss a regular season game. While no timetable has been set, if all goes well this should not have an impact on the upcoming regular season.
Hanson is in his 19th season with the Lions and has always been steady. Any signs of falling off and the Lions will be looking for another kicker, but that has not happened yet. Many Lions at more physically demanding positions come back from major knee surgery just fine, although they are all younger.
So far, it seems Hanson is on track for another season with the Lions.