Schwartz: Team Taking Injury Precautions
Lions coach Jim Schwartz (stock photo)
Lions coach Jim Schwartz (stock photo)
RoarReport.com Contributor
Posted Aug 7, 2010
Michael Martinez


Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Friday that the team is taking every precaution to ensure players do not sustain serious injuries during the remainder of the offseason.

Allen Park — Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Friday that the team is taking every precaution to ensure players do not sustain serious injuries during the remainder of the offseason.

“It’s NFL training camp; guys are starting to feel their groin, hamstrings, quads, calves, all of those type of soft muscle tissue stuff,” he said. “They practice hard. They’ve been out here quite a bit.”

“Part of being a professional and part of this business is the ability to be available and stay healthy. We’re going to take care of them with down-tempoing some and cutting some reps.”

Schwartz said players also have a responsibility to take care of themselves, but even that doesn’t always ensure an injury-free roster.

“Some injuries are unavoidable,” he said. “Others you have to try and manage and nip it in the bud. We tried to do that a little bit today.”

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch was one example of Schwartz’s caution, as the 10-year veteran sat out the morning practice with muscle tightness.

Schwartz’s comments come a day after safety Louis Delmas dispelled rumors that he would need surgery to repair the groin injury he suffered in the team’s June minicamp.

Delmas is one of four players that remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list for Detroit.

Tight end Will Heller, safety Ko Simpson and cornerback Jack Williams are the others. Rookie cornerback Amari Spievey and linebacker DeAndre Levy have been slowed by injuries that the team doesn't consider serious.


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