Detroit defensive end Cliff Avril recently spoke to Ndamukong Suh in the wake of the Lions defensive tackle's highly publicized car accident, and he had this to say in regard to his teammate's current mindset:
Suh's doing just fine, thank you.
Avril spoke to Suh over the phone Tuesday, and told the Detroit Free Press that he that Suh is in good spirits and is looking forward to rejoining the team after he serves the final game of his two-game suspension.
"He's doing fine," Avril said. "We didn't talk about any of the things you think we talked about, that's for sure.
"I mean, that's my guy, we're friends. So I was just checking to see how he was doing, see what he's up to. But we didn't necessarily go into details about anything as far as what y'all want me to talk about."
Police originally said that there were no injuries stemming from Suh's weekend car accident in his hometown of Portland, Ore., but two women later came forward to say they were hurt when Suh's car hit a tree. Police said Suh was not impaired at the time of the incident and was not cited. They are not re-opening the investigation.
Avril told the Free Press that he is not concerned about Suh's mental state.
"Not at all," Avril said. "He sounded fine. He sounded OK. He's just ready to get back and try to make this playoff run with us."
The reeling Lions face the Minnesota Vikings this weekend.