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Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril left the game against Minnesota in the third quarter with a head injury.
Avril was shaken up on Minnesota's first possession of the half. The Lions say he is being evaluated for a possible concussion.
He was listed as questionable on Friday with a back injury, but was able to start the game against the Vikings. He made an impact in the first half when he batted a pass by Christian Ponder back into the quarterback's arms and tackled him for a 15-yard loss.
Lawrence Jackson was getting the bulk of the work in Avril's place.
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Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was in the locker room being checked for a concussion during the second half of Sunday's game against the host Minnesota Vikings, according to the Detroit News. Avril was briefly shaken up in the second quarter but came back into the game. He left the game again in the third quarter, before going to the locker room. The team reported...
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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions aren't a desperate team yet. Coach Jim Schwartz prefers the word ''urgent.''
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Queue up the cynic’s… Same Old’ Lions.
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