Jim Schwartz says Titus Young requires knee surgery

Jim Schwartz typically keeps it close to the vest.

But on Wednesday the Detroit Lions coach spilled all sorts of feelings when it comes to wide receiver Titus Young, the trouble maker who has been placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season with a knee issue.

Schwartz said Young will most likely require surgery “unless he doesn’t show up for it,” according to Carols Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. This comes less than a week after Lions center Dominic Raiola, considered the undisputed leader of the locker room, repeatedly referred to Young as an a**hole during an interview with the Detroit News.

Players and coaches alike have tired of Young’s act for a lack of commitment, preparation and professionalism. It’s the kind of antics that can make a player an outcast in a locker room quickly. Schwartz declined to say how much contact the team would have with Young.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Schwartz said.

Who knows? Maybe that bridge has been burned.

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