On Sunday, the Detroit Lions used a plethora of Green Bay Packers mistakes on their way to a 31-23 win at Ford Field. Though the Lions escaped with a victory, there was a fear that they may have suffered a loss along the way.
With the Lions leading in the fourth quarter, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson scampered for a 24-yard run. Unfortunately, Johnson appeared to injure his right leg on the play and had to be evaluated on the sideline.
Kerryon Johnson's foot does something really weird here. Hopefully this isn't serious pic.twitter.com/KbTdBJbwmr
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 7, 2018
Though Johnson did not go to the locker room, he was not able to return to the game as veteran LeGarrette Blount shouldered most of the load for the rest of the way.
Following the game, Johnson said he would have been able to return to the game if needed.
Whether or not that is true, we will probably never know, but the Lions were not willing to take that chance.
On Sunday night, former NFL team doctor David J. Chao M.D. hosted a Periscope session where he discussed many of the injuries around the league. During the session, Chao gave his initial evaluation of Kerryon Johnson.
“Kerryon Johnson has a unique type of ankle sprain, not a high ankle sprain. More like a deltoid sprain. We’ll have to see how swollen he is but it should not be long term.” Chao said.
— David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc) October 8, 2018
Luckily for Johnson, the Lions are on their bye week so he will have plenty of extra time to heal up before traveling to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins.
Lions’ Kerryon Johnson gives update on injured ankle
The Detroit Lions took care of business this afternoon against division rival Green Bay, winning by a 31-23 final score. But for a bit, Lions fans everywhere were holding their breath when running back Kerryon Johnson left the game late with a right ankle injury.
Of course, Johnson ended a long Lions streak of not having a 100 yard running back in their Week 3 victory over New England, their first such in five years.
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