In final Sunday’s extra time loss to the Seahawks, the Lions confronted a setback as two defensive gamers sustained vital accidents. Consequently, the staff made the choice to take away each gamers from their energetic roster. On Tuesday, the Lions formally positioned security C.J. Gardner-Johnson and edge rusher James Houston on injured reserve. Presently, no corresponding strikes have been introduced, leaving open the likelihood for the staff so as to add new gamers earlier than their upcoming recreation in opposition to the Falcons.
On Monday night time, information circulated that Gardner-Johnson could also be unable to play for the rest of the season because of a torn pec. Equally, Houston is anticipated to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks on account of a fractured ankle. Therefore, it’s obvious that each gamers can be absent from the staff for an prolonged time frame. In distinction, operating again David Montgomery additionally suffered an damage throughout the loss, however it’s anticipated that his absence is not going to be as prolonged as that of the 2 defensive gamers.