Following surgery, Lions' DE Lawrence Jackson plans to be 100 percent for camp
WALLED LAKE — Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson, who had ankle surgery in January, is still not 100 percent. But the plan is to be running on all cylinders when training camp opens whenever that may be.
Jackson was helping out with Ndamukong Suh’s football camp for kids on Tuesday and Wednesday at Walled Lake Western.
He said the surgery was the third one he’s had on his right ankle. There was no point last season where he injured it, instead it was just one of those ongoing, bothersome type of injuries.
“It was a significant improvement (after surgery). My body has to get used to new movement. Every day is a new day type of deal,’’ Jackson said. “It just has to respond. You have to be careful running and things like that, it’s a process. ‘’
He described the surgery as a cleaning out process — removing roadblocks and speed bumps. He’s been rehabbing in Los Angeles, his offseason home.
Jackson, a former first-round pick (28th overall by the Seahawks in 2008) was acquired by the Lions through a trade on Aug. 19. He had a groin injury which slowed him down early in the season, but finished with six sacks in nine games.
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