“It’s an upper-body injury,” Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers said with a smile in his end-of-season Zoom media session with the local media.
Flowers, of course, was referencing the Lions’ policy to keep medical information a secret in order to keep a competitive advantage over the team’s opponents. But with the season now over, Flowers revealed the full extent of his latest injury.
“I had actually fractured my forearm,” Flowers revealed. “I went to do a rip move against an offensive tackle inside and I hit his elbow, and I had a fracture in my forearm.”
Flowers would later clarify that it was a hairline fracture.
The injury cost Flowers the final nine games of the 2020 season, and led to a disappointing season after a promising start to his Lions career last year. He finishes the season with just 22 tackles and 2.0 sacks.
However, the good news is that Flowers’ injury won’t cost him time in the offseason. While he said he’s still in the healing process of the injury, Flowers says the injury does not necessitate surgery and he’ll be ready by the time workouts begin in April.
“I expect to be a full go,” Flowers said.