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Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

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By Eric Edholm

ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall. He has suffered through two inconsistent seasons, including a few low spots last season. But we know now that he was playing with a sore knee, one that recently required surgery. Nothing major — Cherilus only had some debris cleaned out. But the pain last season was a factor, as he also played through shoulder and ankle injuries. Cherilus missed only one full game, though he was removed from others because of injuries and poor performances. Earlier this offseason, head coach Jim Schwartz defended Cherilus and said he hoped his young right tackle would continue to progress as a player. Being healthy certainly would help, though Cherilus also has had technique issues and has made mental mistakes.


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