In final Sunday’s additional time loss to the Seahawks, the Lions confronted a setback as two defensive gamers sustained important accidents. Consequently, the staff made the choice to take away each gamers from their lively roster. On Tuesday, the Lions formally positioned security C.J. Gardner-Johnson and edge rusher James Houston on injured reserve. Presently, no corresponding strikes have been introduced, leaving open the likelihood for the staff so as to add new gamers earlier than their upcoming sport in opposition to the Falcons.
On Monday evening, information circulated that Gardner-Johnson could also be unable to play for the rest of the season resulting from a torn pec. Equally, Houston is predicted to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks on account of a fractured ankle. Therefore, it’s obvious that each gamers might be absent from the staff for an prolonged time frame. In distinction, operating again David Montgomery additionally suffered an harm throughout the loss, however it’s anticipated that his absence won’t be as prolonged as that of the 2 defensive gamers.