DETROIT (CBS Detroit) The Lions’ Ryan Broyles, who  went on injured reserve in December with a torn ACL, had some good news for fans at SportsFest Saturday at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

“It’s healing,” Broyles said, adding, “I’m taking it step by step.”

Broyles had some kind words for former teammate Titus Young, who was cut by the St. Louis Rams Friday just nine days after they picked him up after his stint with the Lions. Before he was cut, Young was banned from Lions games for bad behavior both on and off the field, including punching teammate Louis Delmas and lining up in the wrong lanes.

“My heart goes out to Titus,” Broyles said. “He brings a lot of energy to the locker room.”

Broyles is recovering from surgery on his right knee, which was an especially bad injury because last year at Oklahoma, he tore the ACL in his left knee. During the announcement of his injury, coach Jim Schwartz mentioned that Brandon Pettigrew, among others, have been able to recover from torn ACLs on both knees.

In a perfect world, totally healed from his injury, does he think he or Calvin Johnson would win in a foot race?

“Calvin’s pretty fast, he’s got those long legs,” Broyles said, laughing, and adding he would probably end up winning.

On the season, Broyles had 22 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns. He celebrated his first NFL touchdown in a Lions’ loss to the Chicago Bears.


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