Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) to undergo surgery

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said that linebacker DeAndre Levy will undergo surgery on his hip.
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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said that linebacker DeAndre Levy will undergo surgery on his injured hip, the team announced Wednesday.

No decision has yet been made regarding whether or not Levy will be placed on the injured reserve list.

Levy reaggravated the same hip injury that had sidelined him for the first four games of the season in Detroit’s 42–17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Levy left the game in the first half and did not return. He did not record any tackles.

He said after the game that he had “tweaked” his hip, but that it was not as painful as the first time he injured it.

Levy strained his hip muscle in practice after the Lions’ second preseason game on Aug. 20. The injury had kept him out for seven weeks before he made his season debut on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was a second-team All-Pro selection in 2014 after recording 151 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception.

After Sunday’s loss, the Lions dropped to 0–5, making them the only remaining NFL team without a win this season.

They will take on the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

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