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Monday, August 8, 2011
Awaiting word on Lions' Mikel Leshoure

By Kevin Seifert

The good news for the Detroit Lions: Receiver Titus Young (leg) and right tackle Gosder Cherilus (knee) returned to practice Monday morning after week-long absences.

The bad news, according to reporters on the scene at practice: Rookie tailback Mikel Leshoure was carted off the field with an injury to the lower portion of his left leg.

There's no sense in speculating about the nature of the injury or reading into why the Lions used a cart to remove him from the field. We'll get you a factual update as soon as we can. LeShoure has been splitting practice repetitions with second-year tailback Jahvid Best.

The Lions have produced a long injury list already this summer, and it's worth noting that veteran tailback Maurice Morris is practicing with a fractured right hand. Rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley was lost for about a month after having foot surgery.