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Detroit's star defensive end left Sunday's game with a back injury, but will have two weeks to recover as the team enters its bye week.
Cliff Avril left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter with a back injury, and the defensive end will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Avril, though, left the field under his own power and is optimistic that the injury isn't too serious. The Sporting News reports Avril feels fine:
"I'm fine right now walking around, so that's a good sign," Avril said. "Like I said, we'll see what the results say. It just happened. I think I'll be all right."
Prior to his injury on Sunday, Avril had picked up a half-sack and three tackles in the game. For the season, Avril has 1.5 sacks, 10 tackles and a pass deflection.