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Numerous reports have surfaced regarding the health of LB DeAndre Levy‘s ailing hip, the one thing they all have in common is that Levy will miss this Sunday’s season opener against the Chargers.

The original report by FanDuel injury expert Will Carroll stated that Levy would be out due to a “potential internal injury” and that he “may need surgery” to correct the problem. Lions beat writer Dave Birkett clarified that while Levy’s hip has been an issue and Levy would be out, he has been running with trainers and has not suffered any setbacks.

Either way the Lions will be without one of their best defensive players for Sunday. Look for a platoon of Kyle Van Noy, Josh Bynes and Travis Lewis helping to fill the void, hopefully with Van Noy getting extended reps if he’s healthy enough to show what he’s got.