Although there is no hitting, injuries are very common during the offseason. Just ask guys like Jason Peters and Terrell Suggs, who both tore their Achilles this offseason. Non-contact injuries happen all the time, and often they can be quite serious.
Right now for the Detroit Lions, one player dealing with an injury is linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Luckily, it doesn't sound like his injury is too serious, even though he is on crutches.
Stephen Tulloch was on crutches today w/wrap on his knee. Said it's nothing serious, dealing w/tendinitis & expects to take part in OTAs— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 17, 2012
The Lions' first OTA of the offseason is next Monday. They will also have OTAs on Tuesday and Thursday next week before getting a break until May 29. Obviously, if Tulloch thinks he will be off crutches and ready to hit the field by next Monday, chances are the injury he is dealing with isn't something to worry about.