Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia arrives at training camp with leg in cast

Patricia says doctors 'went in there and cleaned some stuff up'

Matt Patricia shows up to a July 25, 2019, press conference with a scooter and a cast. (Jamie Edmonds/WDIV)

DETROIT – Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia showed up to training camp Thursday with a scooter and a cast on his leg.

Patricia had to wheel himself into Thursday's press conferece, his left knee on a scooter and the bottom of a cast visible at his ankle and foot.

"Docs went in there and cleaned some stuff up," Patricia said.

Here's a video of Patricia wheeling himself out of the press conference, from Local 4's Jamie Edmonds:

Patricia told reporters it was a tendon issue in his knee.

Patricia is beginning his second year as the Lions' head coach after leading the team to a 6-10 record and last place finish in the NFC North Division in 2018.

Detroit had an active offseason, signing high-profile free agents in defensive end Trey Flowers, cornerback Justin Coleman, tight end Jesse James, wide receiver Danny Amendola and running back C.J. Anderson.

They also had the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft and selected well-rounded tight end T.J. Hockenson out of Iowa.

Rookies reported to training camp last week, and the rest of the team arrived Wednesday.


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