ALLEN PARK — Jim Caldwell said Tuesday morning that there is no timetable for the return of defensive tackle Nick Fairley who injured his right knee in Sunday’s win over the Falcons.
The Detroit Lions coach said reports that Fairley would be out four to five weeks did not come from the team office.
“We have not come to that conclusion as of yet,’’ Caldwell said. “When we do we’ll certainly release it.’’
Those reports said that Fairley had a sprained MCL and PCL.
The coach said he's not sure if it’s a season-ending injury.
“They haven’t told me that he wouldn’t be (available this season), at this point in time,’’ Caldwell said.
The Lions have a bye this week. Caldwell has given the players the rest of the week off.
On Monday the team will start to prepare to play the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 9 at Ford Field.