The Detroit Lions did not play very well at all against the New York Giants on Friday night but it is the preseason and there is still time to make corrections before the regular season begins.
Unfortunately, injuries are not always something that can be fixed by Week 1 and that seems to be the case for Lions LB and special teamer Steve Longa, who may have tore his ACL against the Giants.
The #Lions may have lost LB and special teamer Steve Longa for the season. The fear is Longa, spotted by reporters wearing a bulky brace, tore his ACL last night vs #Giants, source said. He’s getting an MRI to determine the final result.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2018
Longa, who served mostly as a backup linebacker, was a key member of the Lions special teams and he will be missed. As we know, depth at the LB position is not something the Lions have, so this is a blow.