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Jim Caldwell mum on Levy’s injury situation, implies not long-term

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The Lions wouldn’t give any specifics on DeAndre Levy’s injury, but seemed to imply it wasn’t a major issue.

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In predictable Detroit Lions fashion, the team and DeAndre Levy were both tight-lipped when asked about placing Levy on the Non-Football Injury list.

Levy was first up against the media and refused to talk about it outright:

Then head coach Jim Caldwell spoke to the media for about nine minutes and had this to say about Levy’s situation:

"We just kind of want to be careful with him. And just make certain he is ready to go and I anticipate he will be at some point in time. So, if it was something long-term that we deemed as being long-term you certainly know I would let you know that . But at this point in time, we just want to be a little bit prudent in terms of how we deal with it."

The key thing there is he seems to imply this is not a long-term injury, otherwise we would already know about it (unless an update is coming).

Because this injury has been labeled as a non-football injury, the media was rightfully curious about its nature: when and how did it happen. Unfortunately, Caldwell kept strict to his policy in not divulging any extra information about injuries that he isn’t required to.

Desperately trying to get anything else out of Caldwell, a reporter simply asked whether he expected Levy to be a big part of the defense this year, to which Caldwell simply answered, "Certainly."

That’s probably the most you’ll get from the Lions organization until Levy is back on the field, but that does leave Levy’s injury status at a somewhat optimistic place.