Lions Get Concerning News With D'Andre Swift Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Detroit Lions got some concerning news regarding D'Andre Swift's latest injury update.
The Detroit Lions got some concerning news regarding D'Andre Swift's latest injury update. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

Running back D'Andre Swift is expected to be a focal point on an otherwise underwhelming Detroit Lions' offense this NFL season. However, he has to get 100% healthy first. The Lions recently got some concerning news regarding Swift's latest injury update as his conditioning may not be up to par.

D'Andre Swift Injury Update

Head coach Dan Campbell expressed that he is concerned that Swift may not be able to get his wind fully back in time for the team's Week 1 game on Sept. 12. That is not something Lions fans wanted to hear, especially about a player who averaged over 10 touches per game last season.

Swift is reportedly dealing with a groin injury, but will still receive a heavy workload during practices. That is where the coaching staff will be able to see just how healthy the 22-year-old really is. Swift is coming off a rookie season in which he posted 878 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns.

The Lions went out and grabbed a top backup for Swift in the offseason by signing veteran Jamaal Williams to a two-year deal worth $6 million. The fifth-year pro has totaled over 700 yards from scrimmage in each of the last two years and could be in line for a lot of work early on in the season.

This is a situation worth keeping an eye on as the Lions could be careful with their star running back and ease him back into action. Detroit remains a long shot to make any kind of playoff run this season and have the worst odds to win the NFC conference at +10000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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