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INJURY UPDATE: Lions reveal T.J. Lang’s status following 6th concussion

On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions organization revealed T.J. Lang’s status following his 6th career brain injury.

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Per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are optimistic that the veteran guard will be able to return in the 2018 season.  No current timetable has been provided by the Lions organization.  After suffering his second documented brain injury in the past 11 months, Lang fully intends to continue his career.

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In November of 2017, Lang openly discussed his bodily and brain injuries.  He assessed his ability to continue to play and concluded that “the benefits of playing outweigh the risks”.

Although he exhibits a high level of fortitude, Detroit fans wonder how much more T.J.’s body and brain can take.  He’s been fighting in the trenches for ten years at the professional level.  Not a soul would bat an eye at him taking care of his future well being by hanging it up now.

Nation, what do you think regarding Lang’s insistence on returning to the field?  Should there be a limit of documented concussions that a player can endure before being medically retired from the game?

 

BONUS CONTENT:

3 Detroit Lions who could be traded before Halloween

After defeating the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday, the Detroit Lions are now within a game of the .500 mark and within striking distance in the NFC North.

But there is one big problem. The Lions do not have a roster that is ready to contend for a Super Bowl and that is all that really matters. Sure, they have quality players in Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Kerryon Johnson, and Darius Slay, but that is not enough.

Moving forward, Lions general manager Bob Quinn has some very important decisions to make. One of those decisions may involve making a move prior to the Oct. 30 NFL trade deadline.

So, here are three current Detroit Lions who could be dealt before Halloween.

https://detroitsportsnation.com/detroit-lions-news/ddrysdale/3-detroit-lions-who-could-be-traded-before-halloween/10-2018/196979/

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