Lions' Riddick has cast, won't say if he's had surgery

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News

Allen Park — Theo Riddick declined to answer questions about whether he had surgery, but the Detroit Lions running back was sporting a hard cast on his injured left wrist.

Riddick missed three games at the end of the season before prior to being placed on injured reserve before the season finale against Green Bay. In the five games he missed at the end of the year, including the team’s playoff loss to Seattle, Detroit averaged 14.8 points.

An established receiving option out of the backfield, Riddick made notable strides as a ball carrier in 2016, averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He still caught 53 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns and his per game production was better than the past season, when he set the franchise record for receptions by a running back with 80.

Riddick wasn’t the only injured player cleaning out his locker on Monday. Offensive tackle Corey Robinson on crutches and wearing a boot after a season-ending foot injury. Cornerback Asa Jackson was also in a boot following an ankle injury in the regular season finale.

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