On Sunday, the Detroit Lions came away with a win over the Carolina Panthers by the fear is that they lost their best offensive weapon, Kerryon Johnson.
Johnson left the game with a knee injury and did not return. He was clearly in pain as he went up the tunnel to the Lions locker room.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Lions and their fans may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Rapoport is reporting that Johnson will have an MRI on Monday but as of now, it looks like the Lions rookie has a knee sprain, rather than an ACL tear.
#Lions RB Kerryon Johnson will have an MRI on his knee tomorrow, but the early word is that it’s a knee sprain — not an ACL tear. In the midst of an impressive rookie season, the initial tests seem to provide good news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2018
Detroit Lions’ Matt Patricia fires back at media for criticizing ‘snow practice’
On Thursday, many were surprised that Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia made the decision to have his team practice in the snow. Most of the criticism was based on the fact the Lions next three games will be played at Ford Field and their fourth will be played in Arizona.
Today, Patricia spoke to the media and be began with a prepared statement about his decision to practice in the snow. It was pretty clear he was not thrilled with the media for their criticisms.
Via the Detroit Free Press:
“In regards to practice, a couple comments I just want to make on this topic and provide some maybe insight and let’s call it closure to this continual conversation that we have here as far as our training. First, we’ll always practice and train in a manner that looks out for our players’ ability to prepare each week for our opponent, while also taking care of and including all the parameters to the overall health and safety of our team. Indoor walk-throughs, which we had this week, which we’ve also had in the past, are always beneficial to our team, it’s beneficial to our players. It’s a great teaching and learning environment. It’s an opportunity for us to pull off them physically, the demands of practice and the overall hustle and pursuit of what we have to do during the course of a practice and our movements.
To read the rest, click on the link below.