Kyle Van Noy has abdominal surgery

The Detroit Lions might be without one of their draft picks for at least a little while.

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the team's second-round pick in May, had surgery to repair his "core muscle" Thursday, the team announced just prior to its final preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

"Kyle Van Noy underwent a successful surgical procedure today due to a core muscle injury," the team said on its website. "We will continue to monitor Kyle's progress and provide updates when appropriate."

Detroit coach Jim Caldwell told reporters in Buffalo after the 23-0 win over the Bills that the Lions should have an update on Van Noy's status in a day or two.

Caldwell had said earlier this week that Van Noy would see a specialist after sitting out the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an abdominal injury.

Van Noy was expected to compete for the starting SAM linebacker spot with the Lions. In his place, Tahir Whitehead started the final two preseason games.

It is unclear what Detroit will do with Van Noy when it comes to the 53-man roster cut-down due Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The Lions have multiple options, including leaving him on the roster, or moving him to the injured reserve-designated to return spot or injured reserve for the season.