Allen Park — It was another scary moment at Detroit Lions training camp that turned out to be nothing.
Early during Wednesday’s practice, Darius Slay went to the ground and came up with a heavy limp. He hobbled to the sideline, where a trainer immediately tended to the All-Pro cornerback’s right knee — the same knee Slay tore a meniscus during the pre-draft process in 2013.
General manager Bob Quinn and team president Rod Wood looked on, but minutes later the trainer departed and Slay was walking around flexing the joint. While sitting out a couple drills, teammates came to check on Slay, who motioned that he had twisted his leg.
But the injury proved to be a temporary issue as Slay returned to the field for a full-team scrimmage and finished out the day with no noticeable issues.
Slay met with reporters after practice and claimed he was never concerned.
While Slay was fine, a half dozen Lions players sat out the practice. Defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand, tight end Michael Roberts, defensive end Cam Johnson, linebacker Chad Meredith and wide receivers Dontez Ford and Bradley Marquez.
Additionally, safety Tavon Wilson returned after missing Monday's session, but was back in the red, no-contact jersey typically reserved for quarterbacks. Recovering from shoulder surgery, he wore a red jersey throughout the early portion of the offseason program.