The Lions dodged a major bullet with this one. According to reports, defensive tackle Nick Fairley will only miss 4-5 weeks with a sprained MCL and PCL.
ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reports Lions DT Nick Fairley sprained his MCL and PCL, and is expected to be sidelined 4-5 weeks.
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Fairley hurt his knee in the first half of the game when teammate Ndamukong Suh collided with him while both men were rushing Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.