This past Sunday, the Detroit Lions did not only lose a heartbreaker to the Kansas City Chiefs, but the fear is that they lost one of their most important offensive weapons in the process.
After laying on the turf for what seemed like a very long time for Lions fans, Hockenson was carted off the field and shortly after, ruled out for the remainder of the game as he was put in concussion protocol.
Luckily, for Hockenson, the Lions have a bye week this week, which gives the Lions rookie extra time to get better before taking on the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.
Though there have been no reports as to Hock's status for Week 6, his weekend plans may suggest some good news for the Lions.
According to a report, Hockenson will be at the Big House this coming Saturday to watch his alma mater (Iowa) take on the Michigan Wolverines.
KF says Fred Russell and T.J. Hockenson will be on the sidelines at Michigan.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) October 3, 2019
If Hockenson has a severe concussion, it would be pretty surprising if he was planning on going to a stadium that will have well over 100,000 screaming fans.
Now, for all we know, Hock will be wearing sound-canceling earphones during the game, which he may have cleared with team doctors. But from the outside looking in, this looks like it could be a good sign for the Lions and their rookie in terms of being ready for Week 6.