On Wednesday, news broke that Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson was forced to leave the Lions joint-practice with the Houston Texans early after he was poked in the eye during a drill.
Though there is always reason for concern when a player leaves practice early with an injury, yes, even an eye injury, we can all relax as Lions head coach Matt Patricia gave an update on Thursday and Hockenson is good to go.
T.J. Hockenson is "fine" according to Matt Patricia after having an eye issue last practice.
— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) August 15, 2019
Hockeson is in full pads and ready to participate in today’s practice with the Texans.