Last week, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew declined to rule out the possibility of surgery for cornerback Chris Houston, who has been dealing with a nagging toe injury. Houston aggravated the injury toward the end of the 2013 season, and he missed the Lions' voluntary minicamp last month because of it.
On Monday night, Houston went ahead and had surgery to repair the injury. Houston actually posted a picture on Instagram from his hospital bed -- which I'm sure Mayhew won't be happy about -- and Houston's father confirmed the surgery to the Free Press.
"He’s doing great," Larry Houston said. "His doctor said he’s fine, and everything went great. So just rehab (now)."
It's unfortunate that surgery was required to repair this injury, but it's better to get it done now than continue to wait. It's unclear what kind of timetable Houston will be on for his recovery, but his status for the start of training camp at the end of July could be in question. I would hope that he'd be good to go by the time the regular season rolls around, but he may be a candidate to start training camp on the PUP list.