Jason Fox will have surgery on his knee, Placed on IR

Detroit tackle Jason Fox said he injured his right knee during Thursday's practice, which is why he was placed on injured reserve.

Fox injured his left knee in college, but sustained an injury to the right knee this week. He expects to have surgery, but said it has not been scheduled yet.

"It happened over time, but it was something that happened yesterday that was kind of the last straw," Fox said. "As a team, we felt it was best to get it taken care of right now."

Fox, a fourth-round draft pick out of Miami (Fla.) in 2010, sustained a foot injury prior to this season and had not played this year.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Fox does not need reconstructive knee surgery, but would not reveal details of the injury.

"Probably something that will be better taken care of sooner rather than later," Schwartz said. "It's really yet to be seen what is going to be done, but he was able to finish practice (on Thursday). By being able to get it (surgery) done, it gives him a good chance to get started on the offseason.

"He's been inactive since he came back from the other injury. Unfortunately, he's been injured a good portion of his first two years. Hopefully we can get this behind him."

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