According to a report from Mike Garafolo, Detroit Lions QB Tim Boyle is expected to miss around 6-8 weeks following surgery on his broken thumb.
As noted by Garafolo, this is the best-case scenario for the Lions as the fear was that he could miss the entire 2021 season.
This means Boyle will make the initial 53-man roster and then be placed on IR.
#Lions QB Tim Boyle expected to miss about 6-8 weeks following thumb surgery, sources say. Pretty much the best case scenario going in because there was a chance he’d be ruled out for the season.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 31, 2021