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Lions DT and top pick has surgery on his foot

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Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had surgery on his injured left foot Wednesday.

The team says in a statement that he will miss "a significant amount" of training camp.

Fairley, the Lombardi Award winner at national champion Auburn last season, was injured Monday and in a walking cast a day later after X-rays showed no significant damage.

The 6-4, 298-pound Fairley was drafted 13th in April's draft to complement a line that includes tackles Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch.

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