Mikel Leshoure's Injury Is Serious: Torn Achilles, Out For Season

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was carted away from training camp on Monday morning and I was hoping it was just for precautionary reasons and that Leshoure wasn't seriously injured.

Unfortunately, I was wrong. Leshoure suffered a torn Achilles' tendon, according to head coach Jim Schwartz, and he's out for the season.

It's a tough blow for the Lions, who planned to use Leshoure as a complement to the smaller RB Jahvid Best. The Lions traded up to draft Leshoure in the 2011 NFL draft so he's already suffered a season ending injury in less than two weeks of training camp.

The Lions are also missing DT Nick Fairley, who is out with an injury, and they got back WR Titus Young, who had been out the previous week.

Tearing an Achilles is a serious injury and, while players have come back from it before, it's no guarantee they come back the same. The key for Leshoure now is to get the surgery done and start rehabbing away to prepare for the 2012 season.

Check out Pride of Detroit for more on this devastating news.

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