Detroit Lions fans were prepared for No. 6 pick Jameson Williams to miss some time this season after suffering a torn ACL in January. Head coach Dan Campbell has remained adamant the rookie will play in 2022, but heading into Week 8, there's been little legitimate news on when his return could be.
The latest update on Williams' rehab is crushing for anyone hoping he'll suit up soon.
Campbell said Wednesday it'll "at least" be "another month" before Williams returns from his ACL tear. There's absolutely no incentive to rush the prized 2022 draft pick back from such a significant injury, so it's no surprise to Detroit continue to be cautious.
Still, this news is disappointing given how much excitement there is to see Williams in action. The Lions' offense, which has taken a step back in recent weeks after a blistering start, could use an elite deep threat like the former Alabama product to open the field up.
Assuming Williams regains his pre-injury form, there's no reason he and rising star Amon-Ra St. Brown can't form one of the league's best receiving duos. However, it sounds like late November or the start of December is the earliest those two pass-catching studs will play alongside one another.
If the Lions' 1-5 season continues to spiral over the next month, the team will then need to legitimately consider if bringing Williams back for a lost year is actually worth it. Hopefully Detroit can turn its woes around and see the rookie make his debut in 2022.
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