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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Injury report: No surgery needed for Jason Fox; Cherilus, Titus Young back at practice

ALLEN PARK — The Lions got relatively good news Tuesday on tackle Jason Fox who went to a specialist in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday.

His injured left foot will not require surgery, according to coach Jim Schwartz.

Fox was at practice hobbling around on crutches with his foot in a cast. The coach said it will be in a cast for a week, followed by a week in an orthopedic boot. After that it will go day by day.

During Tuesday’s practice guard Jeff Maddux (Central Michigan) appeared to roll his left ankle. He was carted off the field, but Schwartz said early indications are that it’s just a rolled ankle. Further tests were set.

Right tackle Gosder Cherilus (knee) and rookie wide receiver Titus Young were each participating in their second straight practice although on a limited basis.

Cornerback Alphonso Smith who reported to camp with a broken foot did not practice but did some running which is a sign he’s getting closer to practicing.

Linebacker Bobby Carpenter, who did not practice on Monday because of the flu, was back on the field Tuesday.

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