Nick Fairley Likely to Miss 3-4 Weeks Following Surgery

We now know that Nick Fairley had surgery on his foot today in Charlotte, NC. What we do not know is what type of injury he had or exactly how long he will be out.

ESPN’s John Clayton has been able to pull some information out of a team source and was recounted this way by Kevin Seifert:

A source close to Fairley told ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton that Fairley will miss three to four weeks.

The team says in a statement that he will miss a “significant portion” of training camp, but did not specify the type of surgery. The source also told Clayton it was not for a Lisfranc injury.

I don’t know how many of you are taking today’s news but the three to four week timeline isn’t great but it is less than a realization of my worst fears. This leaves time for Fairley to return prior to week one. Let’s not talk about a potential setback just yet!

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  • quarter2midnite

    If the report says “3-4″ weeks, I’d give him 5-6. As much as I, and everybody else can’t wait to see what he and Suh can do in the middle this season, I’d like to see it for years, not just a couple of weeks. I’d be extra careful with that foot. If it’s handled wrong, it could be something that could follow him around for a couple of years. Just while you’re in that cast…..don’t eat too much Burger King!!

  • ZacSnyder

    @quarter2midnite I can understand wanting to be cautious, but the Burger King comment? Come on, give the guys some credit! He was reportedly in very good shape and moving well before the injury.

  • quarter2midnite

    The “Burger King” comment was more tounge-n-cheek than anything eise, but inactivity CAN be a big man’s worse nightmare. Without the regular workouts that a rookie would go through in a regular football year, watching your diet becomes more important. I’m on his side…..and the side of any player in a Detroit uniform.