RB Mikel Leshoure returns to Lions practice

Posted by ttwentyman on August 15, 2012 – 9:42 am

The Lions have been through 13 practices and one preseason game since the last time running back Mikel Leshoure was on the practice field.

After missing all of last season with a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the second week of training camp, Leshoure was back on the mend just two days into training camp this year after injuring his hamstring in the Lions second practice of camp on July 28.

Leshoure made his return to practice this morning.

He said last week that he was close to returning and had begun running as part of his rehab. Leshoure is unlikely to play in Friday’s preseason game against the Ravens with just one practice under his belt in the last two weeks.

The Lions ran the ball well in its preseason opener against the Browns. Keiland Williams and Joique Bell combined for 160 yards on 25 carries as the Lions totaled 198 yards on 33 rushes.

Offensive tackle Jeff Backus, linebacker Stephen Tulloch and defensive tackle Corey Williams returned to practice after missing Tuesday’s session.

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8 Responses to “RB Mikel Leshoure returns to Lions practice”

  1. By Joe on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    I know many of us are eager to see the dual threat Best and Leshoure could provide bet Stafford wouldn’t mind a running game as well

  2. By Rick Ross on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    When is Stephfon Green going to play? The kid has speed to burn. The lions have no speed in the backfield right now. There is no Explosive big play ability in the backfield.

  3. By Ken on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Really Steve? Anyway, LeShoure can’t play until week 3 so I say take your time. No use forcing another injury. We know he can play (from college) so I don’t think there is a pressing concern to get him into a preseason game. That would give him over a month to prepare. Besides, we are counting on him this season to carry the load at running back.

  4. By Vegas on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Remember his suspended 1st 2 games………

  5. By Bob Glatter on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    I have never seen a Lions team with this much depth. Bachus could be replaced by either Reiff, Fox, or Hilliard, VanDen Bosch can be rep[laced by Willie Young, and Riola can be replaced by Gerbery or Gandy. That’s what I call DEPTH! This years rookie class is loaded with talent and desire.

  6. By UnknownWriter on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Lions back field is getting crowded with talent. That is a dream come true. Leshoure, Bell, Williams, Smith, Logan(part time), Plus a bunch of other backs that could be great to develop and Best (if he recovers) make it fun to watch what the Lions can do this year in rushing.

    But what the Lions need to remember is that they need to allow their running game be an extension of a great passing game. Never try to force the run.

  7. By carol wadsworth on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Almost time for another game come this friday agnist the Ravens, well i sure hope they do something in this game, they didnt show me much in the first one. all these injuries are still going on and the season hasnt really started yet, so they better get busy.i sure am interested in this Riley Reiff, cant wait to see what he can do. and i hope stafford can gain yards on third down,s i was so disgusted last year because he couldnt get yardage on third down,s they would either have 10 and 3 or have to kick it away, so many times that happened. or i should say 3rd down and 9 or 10. i hope that dont happen this year.that was so frustating to watch that.But, im sure coach will have alot better team this year. well have to watch tom brady and the patriots, so twenty man you have a nice day what is left ok. and thank you for letting me spout off. LOVE THOSE ( DETROIT LIONS ).

  8. By chip A on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    lions need Drew. take a chance on Merriman

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