The Detroit Lions held their third practice of training camp on Monday. During the session rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley injured his foot. The injury happened during a special teams drill, and there was some initial concern that he hurt his knee. It turns out he tweaked his foot instead, and X-rays turned up nothing serious.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Fairley actually wanted to keep practicing after returning from being examined. He didn't participate in the final part of practice since he was sore, but Jim Schwartz didn't sound overly concerned about Fairley missing much time.
"He’s sore. We’ll probably do a few more tests and things like that, but the X-rays were negative, so hopefully, we’ll get him back soon."
Gosder Cherilus, Titus Young, Jack Williams, Alphonso Smith and Jeff Backus missed all of Monday's practice. Cherilus and Williams seemed to be getting some time off in order to not aggravate knee injuries, whereas Young was out again with leg stiffness. Smith and Backus are still on the active/non-football injury list.