The Detroit Lions have some high hopes coming into 2023. For the first time in a long time, they are favored to win the division by many people. One aspect of football that can derail a team very quickly is health. If players are injured, there is not a whole lot that a team can do. This makes the news of today concerning for Detroit Lions fans as two of their top receivers left their joint practice with the Jaguars with injuries.
Detroit Lions Dealing With Injuries
Jameson Williams pulled up on a route and grabbed his hamstring. He did walk to the locker room under his own power but did not return. Soft tissue injuries are always something to keep an eye on. With Williams, the six-game suspension he is serving at the beginning of the season means that he has plenty of time to heal before he will see the field in the regular season. The more concerning injury is to Amon-Ra St. Brown. He is a favorite target of Jared Goff and he had to get his ankle taped on Wednesday. However, he was seen jogging in the end zone in an attempt to walk it off.
Big Deal Or No?
It is something to monitor. The more concerning one is St. Brown. He is one of the most productive receivers in the league and if he is out, the Lions wide receiver room looks pretty bleak. For an offense that is hoping to dominate teams, an injury or two could be devastating. For Williams, the concern is him not getting the reps in practice. Williams has had a rough start to training camp with some drops and general rookie mistakes. He will miss six games already and needs to get as many practice reps as he can. Missing time means missing development time.
The Detroit Lions will likely be very cautious with their receivers. They want to go into the season completely healthy and ready to take the NFC North crown.