Schwartz says Fairley, Fox continue rehab

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 14, 2011 – 2:16 pm

Both DT Nick Fairley and T Jason Fox suffered foot injuries during training camp and have been on a strict rehab schedule.

Head Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Wednesday that both Fairley and Fox are getting closer to returning to practice.

“Both of them (are) making really good progress,” said Schwartz. “Both of them are on their rehab schedules and haven’t had any setbacks, so we’ll get those guys on the field just as soon as we can.

“They’re both closer than they were last week, and they’re both closer than they were yesterday, but they both still have a little ways to go.”

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27 Responses to “Schwartz says Fairley, Fox continue rehab”

  1. By Tim on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    On Schedule? I thought Fairley was out 4-6 weeks. Today will be 6 weeks. Seems behind schedule to me. I am just excited to see him play.

  2. By James on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Fairley and Fox returning is great to hear, particularly Fox. That extremely stupid PF Gosder had at the end of the Tampa game was infuriating. Plus the D-line is still pretty stout while Fairley continues to rehab.

  3. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    What the heck is going on with youth fellas these days that they get bad owies with a little football practice. What were they doing all summer, loafing on the beach? Back in my day we played with broken bones and we liked it that way. You weren’t playing football unless you had a a cast on here or there.

  4. By Common Sense on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry there sir but just because it was “in your day” doesn’t mean it was better. Perhaps these youth fellas want to be able to walk when they are 50 so they take care with their injuries now? I’d rather make sure they are good to go rather then rush them back too soon and risk more serious injury.

  5. By staff2cj4td on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ghost of Bobby Layne….aka Typical Brain Dead Crap Talker!!

    Go root for someone else then! These guys are investments, and they are going to get them back to 100% before they throw them back out there so it’s not a lingering problem!


  6. By Paul Cipcic on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    One thing people need to understand about football – You must have a vision and a long term goal. I am sooo glad that Coach Swartz has that !! Freaky things can happen at practice and you don’t want that to continue into the regular season. The players on our Lions team are a special blend of talent that will go a long way to many years of success. Fairley will be a huge impact for our defense when he gets out there. You can’t triple cover everyone so I can envision a lot of opposing quarterbacks looking up to the sky from their backs all season long and many more to come. Keep up the good work, Coach !! You are very much appreciated as well as your coaches under you.

  7. By bigfatharrydeal on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, football wasn’t even fun unless you needed a transfusion after a game! And, of course, we had to walk 5 miles uphill through a snowstorm to get to the practice field; once we got there, it was 130 in the shade with no shade. But we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

  8. By GPTS on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Men weren’t as big or as fast as they are now and certainly not paid like they were. It was extremely rare to see a players last more than a few seasons without being forced to retire. I’d rather them play it safe and let a man keep his career and the best interests of the orginazation in mind rather than be a fool about it and ruin a lot of more by pushing themselves too much.

  9. By chitownlion on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    back in your day bobby, players weren’t getting paid $10 million out of college

  10. By tony kayden on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    hurry up Nick and Jason. We need u guys out there. Can’t wait to see that D line sacking qb after qb.

  11. By Schaz on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    Also Bobby, the game is bigger, faster and more violent these days. Just like everyone thinks Babe Ruth was a giant, he would be one of the smallest guys on the Yankees roster today. These guys are professionals who love to play and win, they also have giant ego’s, if they didn’t they wouldn’t have made it this far. They would be out there if they could be.

  12. By All-Things-Detroit on Sep 14, 2011 | Reply

    @ Chitownlion ~ LMBO ..Tis true! That being said…I have to somewhat agree with GOBL… it is surprising that he gets injured rather quickly…maybe e was hurt before the draft but the Lions org took him looking at the big picture!?!?
    In any event, Hurry up and get your butt rehabed and get out there and prove the lions right in taking you 1st on the board!
    “Go Lions”

  13. By jdjr on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, I have a dumb question. Is it the coaches and trainers who decide how fast the rehab goes, or not?

  14. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply


    Other, lighten up dudes.

  15. By Tom Miles on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    I guess Nick had this injury before he came to the Lions, I figured his 1st year would be a wash.

  16. By chrid on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    suh and fairley vandenbosch & williams..avril cant wait…go lions

  17. By FumoLionFanFromVegas on Sep 15, 2011 | Reply

    Suh, Fairley, Vandenbosch and Avril. You can’t double team them all. Personally I can’t wait to see them on the field together. Just wish it could be for the home opener. K.C. deserves the punishment. But Monday night vs the Bears will be just as sweet.

  18. By BILLO313 on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    Suh will hold it down as will the rest of our defense. we are gonna gorilla rape the cheifs.

  19. By beastinem on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    Get better fast Nick. We can’t wait to see you in action with the rest of your comrades on that D-Line!

  20. By lionvictory on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    Fairley is not going to start this year. Corey Williams is the starter. so do not think that Fairley will be starting as soon as he is able to play. they drafted him for depth and he will become the starter eventually

  21. By reyray on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    ghost of bobby is no better than our present day high school coach who beefs up his 320lb dt and never tells him that he’ll be 380 at 30 and dead at 45. as a player who “played in the day”… fairley needs to take care of himself. as for comparing players and times……..greatness is greatness no matter when the era. regards

  22. By 44bravo on Sep 16, 2011 | Reply

    ummmmmm…..RUTH was 6’2″, 215. thats in no way the smallest guy on the roster.

  23. By nuggie from detroit east side on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    the lions lets not forget where the lions was two years ago that the bottom just like the county we dont give up no matter what i stay in rowlett, tx an my friends have down the lions to me for over 20yrs. DONT GIVE UP!! i never did ever sunday lions thats my team for all my life .

  24. By nuggie from detroit east side on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    an iI WILL BE THERE oct 6 in dallas

  25. By Dutch Clark's ghost on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply


    In our day, we played with leather helmets without face masks. I’m glad to see the game has evolved since then. Much easier to eat an apple, even from a wheel chair. I remember a broken leg did indeed keep Bobby Layne on the sideline for most of the season after a hit from Ed Meadows of Da Bearce. You may want to reference someone else to make your point.

  26. By Ghost of Bobby Layne on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    Dear Dutch:

    Sigh. Tongue in cheek; As in: back in my day we walked five miles to school in two feet of snow up hill, both ways. I had to kill a bear with my notebook.

  27. By Just1Fan on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait to get these guys back!

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