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Detroit Lions corner Darius Slay out of practice with “self-inflicted” hand bruises

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The Detroit Lions have flown under the radar so far ahead of the 2015 season, where they will be hoping to do a lot better than last year.

The Lions missed out on the playoffs in 2014 and will be needing to keep everyone healthy in the off-season as they look to make that leap and become a force again.

Well they have already gotten off to a bad start on that front as it has been revealed that one corner back is currently being forced to sit out thanks to one bizarre injury.

Self Inflicted Injuries

According to a report from Michael Rothstein of, Lions cornerback Darius Slay is currently out of organized team activities because of what is being called "self inflicted hand injuries."

Slay has bruises on those hands and apparently they are so bad that he can barely move them and participate.

Slay, who is arguably the team's top cornerback, attended practice and had his hands wrapped. He participated in some noncontact drills without a helmet and shadowed the team's other starting cornerback, Rashean Mathis, in others.

"Got a few bruises that were self-inflicted," Caldwell said, "but nevertheless, he's out for a couple of days."

Caldwell wouldn't explain what Slay did to cause the self-inflicted injuries. Slay did not talk with the media following Thursday's practice.

Slay was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 36th pick overall in the second round of the 2013 Draft out of Mississippi State.  Slay had 60 tackles and two interceptions last season for Detroit in his first year as a full-time starter at the position.


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