Detroit safety Louis Delmas has knee surgery

Teams says 4-year veteran had surgery to help with recovery from knee injury suffered in Thanksgiving game against Green Bay

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas had surgery on his left knee Tuesday.

The team said the four-year veteran had surgery to "assist in his recovery from knee soreness he developed early in camp." Delmas has not practiced in a week.

Delmas had 51 tackles last season and started all 11 games he appeared in. He missed the final five games of the season after injuring the knee in a Thanksgiving loss to Green Bay.

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