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Dan Campbell Shares Disappointing Tyrell Williams Injury Update

Devon Platana
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell shares a disappointing injury update on wideout Tyrell Williams.
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell shares a disappointing injury update on wideout Tyrell Williams. / Leon Halip/Getty Images
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Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell isn't optimistic when it comes to wideout Tyrell Williams' chances of playing Monday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Williams has yet to practice after exiting Sunday's Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers due to a hit to the head. He's been in concussion protocol since then and hasn't made much progress. Campbell was on Thursday whether or not his wide receiver would be good to go for Monday's matchup, leading to the coach saying that "it doesn't look good."

Tyrell Williams Injury Update

While it's a good thing that the Lions won't force Williams to play until he's ready, it's understandably disappointing that they'll be without their top pass-catcher. Detroit signed him to a one-year deal back in March when they parted ways with wideouts Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay.

Williams didn't see too much action before exiting Sunday's loss in the third quarter. He had caught two of his three targets for 14 receiving yards. His 4.7 yards per target was well below his career average of 9.8, so it's not unfathomable to imagine him being far more productive against defenses that aren't nearly as tough as San Francisco's once he gets healthy.

Whether or not Williams plays on Monday, the Lions are in for a tough task when they face a Packers team that's out for revenge following last week's embarrassing 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Green Bay has won each of its past four games against Detroit, however, three of those games were one-score affairs.

Nevertheless, the Packers are currently listed as 11.5-point favorites over the Lions, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Having Williams back in the lineup would certainly help a Lions team in a game that many are considering a potential blowout.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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