When the Detroit Lions announced that rookie cornerback Darius Slay had a knee injury, fans immediately thought the worst. But after a few days of worrying, the news actually isn’t as bad as it could have been although the verdict is still out on Slay. ESPN is reporting that Slay has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his knee, an injury that the Lions will monitor “week-to-week”.
Initially the injury was being called a “freak” non-contact knee injury by Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, something that raised a lot of suspicion about the severity of the injury. But today with news that the knee isn’t as badly banged up as it could have been, fans are breathing easy. Despite Slay being monitored on a week-to-week basis by Detroit, he still has a torn meniscus which shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Slay is officially listed as doubtful for the Lions game tomorrow against the Philadelphia Eagles and with the vicious Nick Foles passing attack coming at the Detroit defense, the Lions will want all the help they can get. This doesn’t mean that Slay will be rushed back out though, as a torn meniscus can turn into something worse and a situation where we’re holding our breath over a knee injury.
It’s yet to be seen if Slay will play, but for now, Lions fans can rest a little easier knowing that Slay’s “freak” non-contact knee injury was only a torn meniscus and nothing worse.