Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Darius Slay (Mississippi State) holds his son Duron Slay as he is introduced as the number thirty-sixth overall pick to the Detroit Lions during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Rookie Darius Slay Undergoes Knee Surgery


The Detroit Lions selected former Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but he will not participate in the team’s rookie minicamp after going under the knife. Slay suffered a torn meniscus during his Pro Day, but the Lions thought he would be able to avoid surgery. Unfortunately, that is not the truth.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

The good news for Detroit is that Slay should be ready for training camp, which is very important in order for him to have success as a rookie.

Surgery was ultimately the right decision for Slay and it should not cause concern for the Lions or their fans.

Instead of coming taking it easy during minicamps and OTA’s while risking further injury, Slay will have his knee at 100 percent heading in to the most crucial part of preparation for the upcoming season.

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