The Facts: HC Jim Caldwell said Abdullah is coming along as he rehabs from his injury. "He's coming along rehabbing and he'll be able to, at some point in time, work out there on the field this spring. So we'll see where he is," Caldwell said.
Diehards Line: Abdullah’s sophomore season was off to a good start before a foot injury he suffered in the second half of the second game of the season derailed it last year. The injury required surgery, and Abdullah wasn't able to return in time to help the Lions late in the season or in the playoffs. It was the second major surgery (shoulder) in the same calendar year for Abdullah. Caldwell still thinks Abdullah can be a workhorse-type running back, but he’s also said it's good business practice to always be looking to upgrade and strengthen any position group via free agency or the draft, if the opportunity presents itself.