“#Lions TE Shane Zylstra is believed to have suffered a serious and significant knee injury, sources say. He’ll have more tests, but there isn’t a lot of optimism. Zylstra burst into the national spotlight last year with 3 TDs vs the #Panthers. Now expected to miss 6 months.”
Not a huge loss for the team but a real shame for him.
He will, but if it truly is season ending, they may keep him on IR for the season, where he would get a split salary of $500K if he’s on IR for the season. Would likely get an injury settlement in that neighborhood as well.
Shit, well glad it’s not a starter, but I feel for the guy. He finally got a chance to play last year, he’s 26 years old, played over 200 snaps and caught 4 TD’s. Even if he didn’t make the Lions maybe he catches on with another team, now his season is over before it starts. Sucks for the dude.