The Detroit Lions were without two of their best offensive playmakers in a Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Fans have been anxious for updates regarding wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and running back D'Andre Swift. Head coach Dan Campbell provided that coveted info on Wednesday.
Detroit Lions Injury News
Campbell noted that both St. Brown and Swift are "better" and being considered day-to-day with a Week 5 matchup against the New England Patriots inching closer. Things are trending in the right direction and that is all that matters right now. Seeing how they participate in practice will be vital.
It's an ankle injury that's nagging St. Brown at the moment, which makes it tough for him to suddenly change direction during routes or blocks. The second-year pro has been one of the receivers in the league this season, logging an impressive 253 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23 receptions (33 targets).
Meanwhile, Swift has been dealing with the same ankle and shoulder issues for a few weeks now. He was able to play through the pain in Week 3, but he racked up just 46 total yards on 10 touches while appearing in 41% of the offensive snaps. Jamaal Williams has been the workhorse in his absence.
Getting the offense back to full health is crucial to the Lions' success moving forward due to the fact that their defense is giving up the most yards (444.8) and points (35.3) per game in the NFL. Campbell will surely be providing more details on St. Brown's and Swift's injury recoveries in the next few days.
Detroit is slated as a 3.5-point road underdog against the Patriots, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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