LIONS INJURRY REPORT:Top Lions safety out due to hip injury on…

Top Lions safety out until training camp with hip injury.

Detroit Lions safety Kerby Joseph (31) poses in a new black uniform with Honolulu Blue lettering and silver trim during an unveiling ceremony for new Detroit Lions uniforms at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

DETROIT — Top Lions safety Kerby Joseph will not participate in the offseason program while recovering from hip surge

Joseph suffered the injury in Week 2 of last season, but managed to miss only two games before going the rest of the way. He expects to be 100% when training camp opens in late July.

“I’m good, man,” Joseph said on Thursday night during the uniform unveiling at Ford Field. “A little hiccup, but that ain’t nothing. Nothing can stop J-Kerb. I’m going to go all the way.”

A former third-round pick, Joseph blasted onto the scene as an injury replacement for Tracy Walker as a rookie in 2022. He finished with a career-high 82 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes defended last season, but there was more variance in his performance than as a rookie. He refused to use the injury as an excuse.

“If I’m out there, I’m going 100%,” he said. “Ain’t no hinderance. I’m going to give it all I got every time. No excuses.”

Joseph is expected to start alongside Ifeatu Melifonwu next season. With C.J. Gardner-Johnson now back in Philadelphia, Brandon Joseph is the only other safety currently on the roster, although slot cornerback Brian Branch is expected to play more at the position next season too.

The Lions could also be in the market for a safety in next week’s draft.

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