Yesterday, we found out that defensive end Bill Swancutt had suffered an injury that will leave him out for the season. Today, we have more info on the injury.
Apparently, during Monday's practice, he suffered a severely sprained left medial collateral ligament. The injury will take 6-8 weeks to heal, and luckily will not require surgery. The injury itself occurred during a drill, and it was closed to the media at the time, so only coaches and players saw it happen.
It's too bad when something like this happens, especially during a preseason practice.
As far as how much of an impact Swancutt would've had regarding playing time, he was listed third on the depth chart at right end behind James Hall and Jared DeVries. So, this injury may not affect the Lions starting lineup at all, but it still is a bad injury to have as the depth at right end will take a hit. Swancutt was placed on the injured reserve, which will free up a roster spot.