Suh said he injured his shoulder at Nebraska

Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is enjoying his time in Honolulu during Pro Bowl week even though he will not participate in the game.

The All-Pro elected to have surgery on his right shoulder after the season on Jan. 10, precluding him from being able to play in the game. Interestingly, Suh told the Portland Tribune the injury is one he originally suffered as a senior at Nebraska.

“Funny, it didn’t really affect me,” Suh said. “Something didn’t feel right, but it wasn’t that big a deal. I just continued to play."

It’s not surprising that Suh would wait as he did. Had he had the shoulder fixed a year ago at this time, it most certainly would have impacted his draft status. He went No. 2 overall to the Lions. The expectation is he will be ready for the offseason workout program if there isn’t a lockout.

Suh played in all 16 games and led the Lions with 10 sacks.

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