ALLEN PARK — About 20 minutes into practice today (Friday), Louis Delmas ran at near full-speed across the field and dived at a pylon.
But the Detroit Lions safety, who hasn’t played in a game this year following knee surgery, did not practice with the team.
He could still play on Sunday at the Philadelphia Eagles. Delmas underwent knee surgery on Aug. 7. His first practice was last week during the bye week. He practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on a limited basis.
Following Thursday’s practice, coach Jim Schwartz said he expects the best of Delmas when he returns despite the fact that he’s had two knee surgeries:
“He still has very good speed, he still has very good agility and I look at it the other way. We’re seeing right now the beginning of the benefits of him going through and having those surgeries at the end of last year and then at training camp this year. We can be at a better spot in the future rather than the other way around.”
Earlier this week Schwartz said Delmas has had no setbacks.
Corey Williams, who had knee surgery on Sept. 25, was the only other player who didn’t practice during the media portion on Friday.
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