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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Kyle Van Not to miss 'significant time'

By on 9/02/2014 12:00:00 PM

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy was taken by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The team has many plans for the star defender out of Brigham Young University. Unfortunately, those plans may have to wait.

Van Noy had surgery for a sports hernia last week, and though it was successful, the rookie is facing at least a moth of recovery. This has led the Lions to consider placing him on short-term Injured Reserve, a move that would sideline him for a minimum of eight games.

"A lot of it depends on him, in terms of how quickly he heals," Caldwell said. "He just got back last night, so our guys will have a chance to work with him and get a sense of things. That will happen today."

The move, presumed inevitable, would likely be made on Tuesday, which is the first day that teams are allowed to place players on the short-term IR. It would allow Detroit to sign an additional player to their 53-man roster while Van Noy is out.

Van Noy was competing for the starting job at strong-side linebacker, and the position will likely go to either Ashlee Palmer or Tahir Whitehead.

Detroit opens their season Monday night against the New York Giants. If Van Noy does end up on short-term IR, he will be eligible to return on November 9th against the Miami Dolphins.

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