After landing awkwardly during Sunday's morning practice, linebacker Ernie Sims fell to the ground and scared everyone watching. After a short period of time Sims got up, but there were still questions about the health of his knee. Although it was assumed that the injury was no big deal, questions remained about what happened until yesterday.
Sims had an MRI done on Monday and the results were very relieving.
The injury to Detroit Lions linebacker Ernie Sims' right knee has been diagnosed as a bone bruise, with no damage to the ligaments or cartilage.
Sims, who was injured Sunday morning when he jumped and landed awkwardly, could be out of practice anywhere from two days to 10 days, head Lions trainer Dean Kleinschmidt said Monday.
It's never nice to see a player hurt his knee, especially when it's your team's best linebacker, but this news is good to hear. A bone bruise can heal quickly and allow Sims to return to practice fairly soon. Anything more serious would not only have been a concern in the short term, but it would always be something in the back of our minds down the road, so it's great to find out that Sims only suffered a bone bruise and nothing more.