CB Jacob Lacey suffers ‘significant’ knee injury

Posted by ttwentyman on December 17, 2012 – 4:53 pm

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday that cornerback Jacob Lacey suffered a ‘significant’ knee injury in Sunday’s 38-10 loss at Arizona that could spell the end of the his season.

Lacey was injured making a tackle on the games opening series. He immediately grabbed at his left knee, but did eventually walk off the field under his own power.

He went to the locker room for tests and was cleared to return to the field at one point, but Schwartz said after the game that Lacey couldn’t run well enough for him to have confidence enough to put him back into the game.

“It’s not ligament or anything like that, but there’s potential it could keep him out the rest of the season,” Schwartz said Monday.

Add Lacey to a mounting list of injured members to the secondary this season. Rookie cornerback Bill Bentley has already been lost for the year following shoulder surgery. Louis Delmas has missed eight games with a knee and Amari Spievey is on injured reserve with a concussion. Drayton Florence missed a significant portion of the season, too, after breaking his forearm Week 2 at San Francisco.

Schwartz did speak positively about the possible return of defensive tackle Nick Fairley and tight end Brandon Pettigrew vs. Atlanta Saturday night.

“Well we haven’t put them on IR and if we don’t put them on IR than I think there’s still a hope in our mind that we’ll get them back or at least a chance that we’ll get them back,” he said. “And we’ll just have to see how they continue to respond to treatment. Neither guy was available to play last week and even though they both worked really hard to try to get to that spot, they just weren’t ready.”

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9 Responses to “CB Jacob Lacey suffers ‘significant’ knee injury”

  1. By marcus on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    make sure these guys eat fruit and vegetables all off season and protein. We will see once again next year if they were by them getting tired late in games. Bad conditioning this year.

  2. By Sagmich on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Marcus, I agree with you. That is part of what I was seeing all season long. Out of breath very tired players. I have been saying this for quite a few years now. Get some new strength and conditioning coaches. To many injuries too.

  3. By derick cleveland on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    I just realize something you guys hit it on the head. The Lions coaching staff does a very poor job of the small things like adjustments self scouting and conditioning. Add this all up with poor discipline and you looking at a 4-12 team who could have easily been 0-16

  4. By LionsCurse on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Well the secondary is depleted and no1 can rest most the time. The defensive line has no excuse to be tired as we rotate 8 guys. Linebackers prob get tired cuz we got 3 avg starters and no worthwhile backups.

  5. By Anthony Miller on Dec 17, 2012 | Reply

    Would somebody please tell me why the hell kevin smith keeps on telling stefan logan to stay in the end zone!!! We already have him just taking up a roster spot and then we have the nerve to tell him to down the football?? That’s crazy!!! Most of the kicks are not returnable so when u get a shot u have to at least take a shot at a return unless u feel u cant get to the twenty!! Oh yeah with our KR not a chance!! Come on coaches!! What have u done to get favorable field position this year??? We come out and have to go 80 yds!!! That’s just stupid that the coaches just keep on accepting that!! It proves that they have no sense of urgency or that they don’t care!! Remeber ole coach got an extension and now he’s all relaxed like he’s won a superbowl or something!!! WIN THE SUPERBOWL BUDDY AND THEN U CAN BE ARROGANT AND COCKY!!! JIM SCHWARTZ U HAVEN’T DONE SHIT!!!!

  6. By nohouse on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    We need to fire the special teams and defensive coordinaters

  7. By Sagmich on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Because he knows Stefan Logan is a jerk. That is why!

  8. By JudKast on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    I have always felt that for some reason our conditioning and strengthening coaches/staff do not prepare the team properly to prevent injuries. Sure, some injuries will always happen but there is a significant amount of injuries caused by lack of conditioning / tiredness / ill prepared scenarios to help players understand that certain types of situations need to be avoided to prevent injuries.

  9. By LIONGUY2028 on Dec 18, 2012 | Reply

    Logan has not done a damm thing the past two season!!!!!!! Kevin keeps him in the end zone to save his a** cause he doesn’t want to risk Logan fumbling the football. WE NEED A BETTER KR

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