Lawrence Jackson back on the field after a “rough” month

Posted by ttwentyman on December 16, 2011 – 5:26 pm

Defensive end Lawrence Jackson isn’t likely to play in Oakland on Sunday.

Baby steps.

Jackson is just excited to be back on the practice field after missing the last month with a thigh bruise.

“It’s been hell the last couple weeks,” Jackson said after practicing for the first time since early November on Friday. “Just sitting out and trying to figure out the length of time and things like that.”

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was asked Friday if he had to re-introduce himself to No. 94 on the practice field because it’s been so long.

“No. No, he knows me real well,” Cunningham joked. “I have done everything except have him come to my house and sleep there.”

Jackson caught a knee under the right thigh against the Bears Nov. 13 and hasn’t been the same since. Jackson explained that it as a perfect hit right between the knee and thigh pads.

“Some injuries show how they are going to play the course earlier than others and this one took a couple of weeks just to show how it’s going to work out,” he said.

“It was rough. Just not really knowing what was going to happen and the obvious reality of IR (being placed on injured reserve) and stuff like that.”

Jackson said after practice that he felt a lot better than he anticipated he would and was happy to be able to a lot of stuff in practice despite being listed as a limited participant on the official report.

Jackson’s status is listed as doubtful for Sunday, so it’ll probably be one more week until he’s in serious contention to get back on the field on game day.

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One Response to “Lawrence Jackson back on the field after a “rough” month”

  1. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    LJ is gonna get a chance to really show what he has this year, this guy can play! I’m excited for Willie Young in 2012 as well. This D-line is SICK!!!!

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