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Monday, August 25, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Kyle Van Noy

By on 8/25/2014 07:00:00 AM

Detroit Lions rookie line backer Kyle Van Noy was held out of last week’s preseason game due to an abdominal injury. Reports state however, that Van Noy may perhaps have a sports hernia injury.

This news was reported by Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett via twitter.
As a BYU Cougar, Van Noy had very respectable stats. In 2012, Van Noy posted his most impressive season of his entire college career, recording 52 total tackles, an amazing 22.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and six forced fumbles. Overall Van Noy was and currently is an absolutely outstanding football player. His 6-3, 243-pound build and 4.71 40-yard dash time can attest to that.

Van Noy, picked in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has played well this off-season and preseason.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “[Van Noy] showed flashes of playmaking ability throughout training camp and in the Lions’ first two preseason games, but played behind Ashlee Palmer at strong-side linebacker. Palmer has not had a great preseason, and with Van Noy out Friday, Tahir Whitehead drew his first career start and racked up 10 tackles and three sacks.”

Unfortunately though, his injuries have been a cause for major concern.

In an interview with the Free Press, Van Noy stated, “I’m not too sure what the case may be, but that is a concern. Any injury’s a concern to me.”…Van Noy said he’s scheduled to undergo further evaluation to determine the extent of his injury in the coming days, but on Saturday he described symptoms often associated with a hernia.“I can’t say where (it hurts) exactly because it moves,” Van Noy said. “So I can’t say one specific area, so I’m trying to understand more about the process.”

With that stated, the former Cougar could have some trouble obtaining a starting spot on the Lions roster. Tahir Whitehead made steady progress on Van Noy and Ashlee Palmer for the strong-side linebacker position.

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