Lions' Delmas denies rumors about groin surgery
“Not at all, not at all. That’s what I’m doing now, I’m missing part of training camp so I can be 100 percent when the season rolls around,’’ Delmas said after practice today (Thursday).
ProFootballTalk.com reported that there is a split in the Lions’ organization on whether Delmas should have surgery and if so, he could be shut down for the season.
Delmas admitted surgery has been discussed. “But it’s not a possibility right now. The best thing for me right now is taking time off and doing a lot of ice and (stimulation),’’ Delmas said.
Delmas injured his groin in minicamp at the end of June and has been laying low ever since.
He heard the rumor when he stepped on the practice field this morning to watch.
“To me that’s just people who don’t have nothing to do. Obviously they want to feel important so they throw a couple words out there. Rumors are rumors. Once I’m healthy enough to go out there and participate the rumors will be shut down,’’ Delmas said.
Coach Jim Schwartz said he was not going to take the bait and respond to every rumor. But he confirmed that Delmas’ injury is still in the short-term category.
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