Lions' Mikel Leshoure out for year

Updated: August 8, 2011, 5:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The banged-up Detroit Lions have taken another hit.

A big one.

Running back Mikel Leshoure tore his left Achilles tendon on Monday, ending his season before it began.

"There's no more tests that need to be done. He'll have surgery very soon," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "He'll be back, but he won't be back this year."

The rookie was injured after being hit high, quickly and clean, by defensive end Cliff Avril during an 11-on-11 drill in practice.

"I ...

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