The Detroit Lions have their fair share of players returning from injuries and offseason surgeries. The two most prominent names include second-year running back Ameer Abdullah and former first-round tight end Brandon Pettigrew.
With the news recently emerging regarding Abdullah’s shoulder operation in January, there was some reason for concern. Abdullah tore his labrum late in the season but should be healthy soon according to GM Bob Quinn.
Per Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press:
“He’ll be ready for training camp,” Quinn said.
The new general manager was “not at all” worried about the status of the Lions projected starting running back.
The same can’t be said for the blocking tight end, Pettigrew. After tearing his ACL in mid-December, a late season injury with the severity of his will require a healing period that could potentially run into the start of the 2016 season. Quinn did not have a clear-cut answer when asked about his return.
“(His health) is going to be something we’ll evaluate as we get into the early part of camp,” Quinn said.
Quinn would not rule out adding another tight end to the stable either.
“We’re trying to evaluate the team every day and improve it every day, so if a tight end’s out there that we think can help, that’s something we would look into,” Quinn said.
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) June 7, 2016