Lions LB Follett placed on season-ending injured reserve

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions say linebacker Zack Follett is out for the season after spending time in a hospital for a hard helmet-on-helmet hit during a Week 6 game with the New York Giants.

The Lions said Wednesday they have placed Follett on injured reserve for the neck injury.

The second-year pro was covering a fourth-quarter kickoff Oct. 17 when the hit occurred. He lay on the field in East Rutherford, N.J., for about five minutes while attended by medical personnel from both teams.

Follett, 23, played in five games this season and made 21 tackles, 12 of the solo. He played college ball at California.

The Lions are home Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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