It was extra than a minute troubling to designate Lions second-round take hold of Levi Onwuzurike standing on the side of coaching camp practices with trainers as a change of participating in drills. Tall No. 75 was sidelined for quite a lot of the fundamental three weeks of camp with a back damage, one that dates back to his college days at Washington.
No person ever “extinct to absorb” a back damage, and for a player so younger to be idled with one was concerning. However Onwuzurike is back within the lineup and looked exceptional in Tuesday evening’s practice. He’s scheduled to play as same old on Saturday within the second preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, too.
Onwuzurike spoke to the media after Tuesday’s session and downplayed any concerns over the back damage.
“I’m back to same old. I imply, I was always correct, it was correct extra the Lions looking to address me. Be definite I obtained higher correct away,” Onwuzurike said.
The brand new Lions regime has certainly been moderately proactive in resting avid gamers with minor or lingering injuries. It’s right with RB D’Andre Swift, WR Breshad Perriman and CB Corn Elder, among others.
The Lions referred Onwuzurike to a pair heaps of specialists, correct to be real. The defensive discontinue made it clear that was no longer what he wished, however he appreciated the team taking a designate out for his most efficient hobby. He understands that dealing with “nagging inconvenience” is phase of lifestyles within the NFL and he’s moderately confident he’s going through nothing extra than that.