When Lions linebacker Jordon Dizon went down during Saturday night's game against the Steelers, it didn't look good. Immediately trainers came out and started looking at his left knee, and based on the amount of pain Dizon appeared to be in and the fact that he couldn't walk off the field under his own power, speculation suggested that he suffered a serious injury.
Although we do not have official confirmation yet, Tom Kowalski is reporting that Dizon's injury is bad enough that he will be out for the season. What exactly happened is unclear right now, but it's obvious Dizon's knee is messed up.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz called the injury "serious,'' but did not confirm that it's a season-ending injury. Dizon, however, told several people after the game that he wouldn't be returning this year.
Apparently Schwartz said that a move will be made to replace Dizon if he is in fact done for the season. That's no surprise considering Dizon was serving as DeAndre Levy's backup, but right now Levy is out, meaning Dizon was the starting middle linebacker. Vinny Ciurciu stepped in to replace Dizon, but depth is getting really thin at middle linebacker, so something will have to be done in the next few days to find a replacement for Dizon.