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Lions Vs. Raiders: Mikel Leshoure On Track To Play Right Now

Mikel Leshoure is finally healthy enough to play in a game for the Lions.

July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE
July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is back practicing with the team this week, and according to head coach Jim Schwartz, Leshoure is on track to play against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. Leshoure missed the majority of training camp because of a hamstring injury.

Leshoure eased back into practice on Sunday, and Monday marked the first time he'd practiced on back-to-back days during camp.

Leshoure, who was taken by the Lions in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, did not play during his rookie season because of a torn ACL suffered last August. He ran for over 2,500 yards during his college career at the University of Illinois.

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