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Fairley getting closer to returning

Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:52 am
 
FairleyPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The last time we talked about Nick Fairley, he had just returned to practice after suffering a foot injury in training camp and was getting close to returning to the field for an actual game. That was Sept. 29.

Today, we get the news from the official Lions site that Fairley returned to practice Thursday and is getting close to returning to the field for an actual game.

But hey, maybe it’s serious this time.

“It felt real good (to be back in practice),” said Fairley. “I have been getting better each and every day, working with the trainers and the strength and conditioning guys. They have been working with me real good throughout the whole process.”

Fairley was limited in practice Thursday, but considering it’s only the second time he’s practiced since Aug. 1, that qualifies as fantastic news for Detroit.

Fairley is supposed to bring another dimension to a Lions defensive line that already includes Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch and Cliff Avril. Detroit ranks No. 11 in defense, but it wouldn’t be a bad assumption to make if you said the addition of a healthy Fairley would push the Lions into the top 10. All along, we’ve been waiting to see how Suh and Fairley play off each other, and it looks like we’re getting closer to actually seeing that in person.

"I’ve been wanting to be out there since I got hurt,” said Fairley. “It has just been a long process that I have been going through. I feel pretty good where I am right now and when I get back out there I will try to bring a lot more success to the team.

“I can’t tell you (what I bring). They’ll have to wait to find out. We’ve got to put it on film first. I can’t let them know my things before I get out there.”


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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 11:40 am
 

Fairley getting closer to returning

Hoping he's all the way back.  Don't think they'd run him out there to damage it further.  If whole, he makes the Lions DL the most fearsome in the league.  Or at least on paper.  He could be a complete bust.  Time will tell.


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