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Thursday, August 6, 2020

BREAKING: Lions lose T.J. Lang to brain injury

Well, this isn’t the news that Detroit Lions fans needed to hear right now. Offensive lineman T.J. Lang will miss the rest of this afternoon’s game against the Dallas Cowboys after suffering a concussion.

He was hurt after colliding with the Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith in the first quarter. Lang was replaced by Kenny Wiggins.

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Unfortunately for Lang, this is just the latest in a slew of injuries that he’s suffered in his career. He missed time last year with head, foot and back injuries, and was already on the shelf for one game this season.

This isn’t his first concussion, either. Take a look at what he had to say about a concussion he sustained in 2015, when he was still with the Green Bay Packers.

“Yeah, I’ve had my fair share,” Lang said during a conference call with Detroit reporters. “I think I’ve had three or four, and they’re scary to go through. I went through one in Pittsburgh this preseason. They’re scary. It was middle of the game, I was kind of looking around and for about 10, 15 seconds I had no idea where I was. And that kind of scared me.

“I’ve never had something where I’ve had memory loss like that, but it’s something that it’s, to me it’s part of the game. It is a scary thing, but everybody in this league knows the risk that they have by going out there and playing this game.”

BONUS CONTENT: LIONS TO WEAR ALTERNATE UNIFORMS AGAINST COWBOYS

As we know, when the Dallas Cowboys play at home, they wear their white uniforms. That usually forces the opponent to wear what would usually be their “home” uniform on the road.

That will not be the case on Sunday when the Detroit Lions play at AT&T Stadium against the Cowboys.

According to reports, the Lions will wear their grey “Color Rush” uniforms for the game.

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Michael Whitaker
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