Lions RB Ameer Abdullah recovering from shoulder surgery
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder in January and could miss the rest of the off-season, a person with knowledge of the procedure but not authorized to speak about it publicly told the Free Press today.
Abdullah, who led the Lions in rushing yards (597) and the NFL in kick-return yards as a rookie, suffered his injury in a December win over the New Orleans Saints.
He started the final two games of the year, wins over the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears, and visited Dr. James Andrews for surgery after the season.
If healthy, Abdullah will probably lead the Lions in carries, but Theo Riddick will likely serve as the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield, while Stevan Ridley and Zach Zenner could eat into Abdullah's early-down and short-yardage touches.
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