Lions' Nick Fairley Tweaks Foot During Practice

ALLEN PARK, MI - JULY 30: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions takes a break during training camp at the Lions facility on July 30, 2011 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions got a bit of a scare during Monday morning's practice when rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley suffered a foot injury. The injury apparently happened during a special teams drill, and Fairley quickly left the field to have things examined. He had his foot X-rayed, and luckily the examination turned up nothing serious.

"Nick tweaked his foot," coach Jim Schwartz said of the injury, first thought to be a twisted knee. "We sent him in for X-rays to make sure there were no broken bones in there. He wanted to keep practicing." 

Schwartz went on to say that while Fairley is sore, the hope is for him to return "soon." He wouldn't put an exact timetable on his return, however.

Fairley, who will undergo more tests to make sure there is nothing serious that went undiscovered, said after practice that he "probably tweaked it a little bit" and that his foot is "OK."

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