Last week, Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch was seen on crutches around Allen Park. Despite the fact that he was dealing with knee tendinitis, he said he had every intention of participating in OTAs, which started Monday.
When Monday came and went without any sign of Tulloch, we eventually learned that he would in fact miss the entire month of May in order to heal his injury. Head coach Jim Schwartz even said Tulloch could miss three to four weeks.
But Tulloch wants to get back sooner, saying he hopes to return to Allen Park for minicamp June 12-14.
“It’s just a little spot,” he said. “The whole knee is perfectly fine, it’s just one spot, which is important ’cause it’s your get-off. I just want to take precautions when it comes to that, so I can give 100-percent effort throughout the season and not have to worry about it. It’s something that coach decided to hold me out and rest and get ready for the season.”
Ashlee Palmer took first team reps in Tulloch’s absence.