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Lions’ Moore Separates Shoulder

August 5, 2001

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (AP) _ Herman Moore will be sidelined 3-to-4 weeks after the Detroit Lions’ star receiver separated his left shoulder during practice.

Moore, a four-time Pro Bowl player, was injured Thursday when he tripped over another player at training camp at Saginaw Valley State.

He was examined by Dr. Kyle Anderson, the team’s orthopedic consultant.

``Doctors are typically conservative,″ coach Marty Mornhinweg said Saturday. ``He (Anderson) said 3-to-4 weeks would be conservative.″

That could allow Moore to come back for the last exhibition game or two. Detroit’s first exhibition game is at home Aug. 10 against Cincinnati. The Lions open the regular season at Green Bay on Sept. 9.

Moore, a 10-year veteran, has had the same injury before and recovered quickly. This time, the separation did not seem as severe, the coach said.

``Last year I couldn’t lift my arm for two weeks,″ Moore said.

In Moore’s absence, the Lions will rely more on rookie Scotty Anderson and second-year receiver Larry Foster. Receiver Germane Crowell is out with a slight quadriceps pull but is expected to return this week.

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