Louis Delmas injury: Lions safety didn't suffer major damage to left knee, according to report

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Results of an MRI revealed that Lions safety Louis Delmas did not seriously injure his knee against Seattle in Week 8.

Although he left Sunday's win over Seattle with what appeared to be a serious injury, Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas did not suffer major damage to his knee, according to a report by Anwar S. Richardson of MLive.com.

Delmas sat out the first five weeks of the year following offseason knee surgery, and immediately made his presence known with seven tackles and one interception in his 2012 debut against the Eagles in Week 6. The 25-year-old safety was then forced off the field in the third quarter against the Seahawks last weekend and did not return. An MRI revealed no serious damage however, and the former second-round pick is listed as day-to-day.

A free agent after the season, Delmas was limited to only 11 games last year due to knee problems. Despite being an instinctive tackler and one of the top vocal leaders in the locker room, Delmas' struggles with injuries since entering the league are well-documented and could adversely affect his market value. The Lions are lucky that he looks to have avoided another lengthy recovery time here, but his knee problems should still be something to watch as the season presses on.

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