ALLEN PARK, Michigan — Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had surgery on his injured left foot Wednesday.
The team says in a statement that he will a “significant portion” of training camp.
Fairley, the Lombardi Trophy winner at national champion Auburn last season, was injured Monday and in a walking cast a day later after X-rays showed no significant damage.
He was sent to Charlotte, N.C., for further evaluation Wednesday morning, and Dr. Bob Anderson performed the surgery. The team did not provide details on the procedure.
The 6-4, 298-pound Fairley was drafted 13th in April’s draft to complement a line that includes tackles Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch.