Shoulder injury could cause Sims to miss 'fairly significant' time

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says there's a good chance linebacker Ernie Sims will miss some time with a "fairly significant" shoulder injury.

Sims has made 14 tackles for Detroit (0-2) this season. He was injured in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

Sims has not missed a game since the Lions drafted him three years ago. He is the only player on Detroit's active roster selected by former general manager Matt Millen between the 2002-06 NFL drafts.

Schwartz says he does not know how long Sims will be out, adding Sims does have more than a day-to-day injury. The Lions host the Redskins this weekend.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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