Lions fixing to have Nick Fairley in the mix soon

The Detroit Lions have looked good so far though the club’s first 3-0 start since 1980.

Help could be on the way.

Reports are the Lions could bolster their already impressive defensive line with the addition of first-round draft pick Nick Fairley. He has been sidelined since fracturing a bone in his left foot in training camp on Aug. 1. But the thinking is he might be able to play for the first time on Sunday at Dallas.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Fairley returned to practice last Friday on a limited basis and did some work. He had surgery to repair the injury nearly two months ago. Fairley just began running last week, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Lions target the Oct. 10 Monday night game with the Chicago Bears at Ford Field as a return date for Fairley. That will be the club’s first prime-time game in a decade.

Stay tuned.

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