Lions Get Bad News With Quintez Cephus Injury Update
Sophomore wide receiver Quintez Cephus exited the Detroit Lions' Week 5 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with a shoulder injury. Unfortunately, the most recent update is something that Lions fans may not want to read.
A source close to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero revealed that Cephus broke his collarbone during Sunday's loss. Pelissero added that the injury could potentially be season-ending, which would be a blow to the offensively challenged Lions.
Quintez Cephus Injury Update
After a modest rookie year, Cephus has taken more of a prominent role in Detroit after wideouts Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay left during the offseason.
The former fifth-round pick has caught 15 balls so far this season for 204 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. He's also caught 68.2% of his targets (compared to 57.1% in 2020) and has yet to drop a ball, which proves that he's become one of quarterback Jared Goff's favorite weapons.
It'll be interesting to see how Cephus' injury plays out, especially since he was one of his team's lone positives this year. The Lions are 0-5 and likely won't be playing meaningful football down the stretch. Even if the sophomore wideout can return before the end of the year, it might make sense to keep him out so that he can return in 2022, stronger than ever.
The Lions are currently favored to miss the 2021 NFL playoffs at a whopping -20000 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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