It’s the last thing Lions fans wanted to see. Safety
Delmas asked to be taken off the field in the third quarter of Sunday's 28-24 win vs. Seattle after he was beat on a long pass play by Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice that nearly resulted in a long completion.
The injury to his left knee may have actually occurred the previous play, though, when Delmas came up to make a stop of running back Marshawn Lynch in the flat.
Delmas made the play for only a 1-yard gain, but stood up and immediately looked down at his left leg, limping slighty as he walked off the field.
He was playing in just his third game since undergoing knee surgery in August and the obvious concern is the fact that Sunday's injury was to that same knee.
"Well, he had some tests today,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday at his weekly press conference.
"He’s day to day, he's sore. I don’t know if I can classify it as a re-injury, but it’s his sore knee that’s been bothering him through training camp and the season. He’s a hard worker, tough guy. We’ll try to work through it."
Delmas was replaced by
Delmas’ injury is just another in a long string of injuries in the secondary. Through seven games, the Lions have yet to start the same four players in the secondary in any two games.