Groin injuries to Delmas, Levy could impact opener
Two men, two groins, two question marks. That’s the situation for Lions starters Louis Delmas and DeAndre Levy.
The Lions would love nothing more than to go into Chicago next Sunday and make a statement to start the season by snapping their 20-game road losing streak.
If they are to have a chance at doing so, they need Delmas and Levy to be on the field and close to 100 percent.
Delmas, the starting free safety, injured his groin at the minicamp at the end of June. He was in and out of training camp -- mostly out -- trying to nurse the injury and not make it worse. He played in just one preseason game. He was expected to see time in the fourth preseason game and did not.
He seems fairly upbeat about the situation, but understands the complexities of a groin injury.
Levy, the starting middle linebacker, injured his groin in the first play of the third preseason game. He hasn’t practiced since and the Lions are mum on the seriousness of the injury. Although coach Jim Schwartz did admit it could keep him out of the opener. But that was a week ago and the situation could have gotten better -- or worse.
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