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Rex Tucker Out for Season

There's more bad news regarding injuries with Detroit Lions players.  Earlier this week we found out that Shaun Cody was going on the injured reserve because of a bad toe, and now he's already getting some company.  Offensive lineman Rex Tucker's season is over as he was placed on the IR due to a break in the bone below his knee.

Way back in training camp Tucker suffered an injury to his knee and never really fully recovered.  He did play against Chicago but that just caused further damage, leaving him injured for much of the season.  He had been back for a few games and appeared to be healthy.  Last week against Miami, things changed.  Tucker was playing with a severe bone bruise that turned out to be a broken bone.

With Tucker going on the IR, Barry Stokes will move to right tackle and Blaine Saipaia to right guard.

And while we are on the topic of injury, I'll take the time to mention that Shaun Rogers is not likely going to play against New England tomorrow.  Rogers is eligible to play since his suspension ended prior to the Miami game, but he is still recovering from knee surgery he had during his time off.  It's important for Rogers to get back on the defensive line because he is one of the best players.  At the same time, a player that isn't 100% healthy and hasn't played in what is now six weeks shouldn't be rushed back onto the field with little practice.  It he can get back to practicing next week then chances are he would play against Minnesota.

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