Lions QB Shaun Hill working out after back surgery

Backup Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill is participating in the player-run workouts just a week after undergoing back surgery.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Hill did some light jogging and throwing with about 35 teammates earlier today.

Hill started 10 games last season as starter Matthew Stafford missed 13 with his shoulder injuries. Hill weathered a broken forearm and broken finger. The back issue has been bothering him for some time so he finally took action. He expects to be fully ready whenever training camp rolls around.

I feel great. I’m glad I did it,” Hill told Birkett. “Wish I would have done it earlier.”

The Lions ran plays behind a full offensive line. They’re working out for four days this week. Like many have said, these player-run workouts have limited value.

“I think kind of the idea is to do a little bit more each day and, by the end of the week, hopefully, get some two-minute stuff re-installed and things like that,” Hill said. “We’re trying to squeeze in, I guess, 12 or 15 (OTA’s) into four days here, but do it smartly and not hurt the guys.”

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