Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch is on the mend following surgery to fuse the C6 and C7 vertebrae in his spinal column.
Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports that Vanden Bosch underwent the surgery last week in Charlotte, N.C. Vanden Bosch has a three-inch scar at the base of his neck but is already returning to work even though he is on the season-ending injured reserve list.
With some help from its last opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stayed in the playoff hunt. They’ll have to overcome a few more key injuries, though, against a Detroit Lions team mired in the longest road losing streak in NFL history.
The Detroit Lions are known as the NFL’s laughingstock from their modern-day struggles, but the franchise was actually one of the NFL’s best during the 1950s and has a large group of Hall of Famers to their credit.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.