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Lions LB DeAndre Levy to undergo hip surgery

The 2015 season is all but lost for Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Coach Jim Caldwell announced Wednesday that Levy is headed to surgery to repair his injured hip. A decision will be made in two to three weeks on whether he will head to injured reserve or play the final few games of the season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports.

The Lions already used their one IR boomerang slot on cornerback Alex Carter, so the eight-week boomerang option isn't available for Levy.

Levy has appeared in just one game this season, aggravating the hip injury in the first half of Detroit's blowout home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

One of the most underrated sideline-to-sideline tacklers in the NFL, Levy signed a four-year contract extension worth $33.72 million this offseason.

The Lions' linebacking corps has been lost without the tackling-maven on the field this season, both in coverage and cleaning up against the run game. The Lions' offseason loss of Ndamukong Suh garnered the headlines, but Detroit's defense has missed their keystone tackler just as much.

At 0-5, the Lions' 2015 season has been forked. Now it appears so has Levy's.

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