According to a report from Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, Detroit Lions' second-round draft pick D'Andre Swift suffered an upper leg injury on Thursday. Swift was held out of Friday's practice because of the injury, though Rogers noted that the Lions are likely playing it safe by holding him out.
In addition, WR Marvin Hall left Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury.
No Swift today. Suffered an upper leg injury yesterday. Team likely playing it safe. Marvin Hall left today's practice with an injury.
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) August 21, 2020
DETROIT LIONS ANNOUNCE NO FANS IN STANDS TO BEGIN 2020 SEASON
According to the Detroit Lions, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have made the decision to not have fans in the stands for their first two home games of the 2020 season.
Here is the full release from the Detroit Lions:
As the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities throughout the United States and the State of Michigan, the Detroit Lions announced today that Ford Field will not have fans at their first two home games against the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints this season.
The Lions’ third home game is November 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Whether fans can attend that or any other 2020 season games will continue to be evaluated while working diligently with healthcare officials at every level, as well as Governor Whitmer’s office.
“We have spent considerable time and resources implementing new gameday protocols at Ford Field and are ready to host fans at Lions games once approved by state guidelines,” said Lions Team President Rod Wood. “The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff, has been a focal point for all facets of 2020 season planning as demonstrated by being one of the first teams to gain approval from the NFL and NFLPA for meeting training camp COVID-19 requirements. We have the utmost confidence that we can provide a safe and enjoyable experience for fans at our stadium.”
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