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Lions Get Grim News on D'Andre Swift Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The Detroit Lions got grim news on D'Andre Swift's injury update.
The Detroit Lions got grim news on D'Andre Swift's injury update. / AP Photos/Craig Lassig
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Running back D'Andre Swift entered Detroit's Week 3 matchup with a lingering ankle issue, but that was not the reason he only played in 41% of the offensive snaps. Swift suffered a shoulder injury in the game and his latest injury update does not come with the news Lions fans were hoping to hear.

D'Andre Swift Injury Update

Swift was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain after being seen barely using his left arm in the locker room. While insider Tom Pelissero reports that the 23-year-old will not need to undergo surgery, it is expected that Swift will have to miss some time. This comes as a massive blow to Detroit's offense.

Through three games this season, Swift ranks second on the Lions with 308 yards from scrimmage and has scored 2 touchdowns. He also leads the NFL with a pair of 40-plus yard rushing plays and is averaging a whopping 8.6 yards per carry. The Georgia product has been a menace on the ground.

This is Swift's third year in the NFL and it could be the third time he fails to play an entire regular season. A concussion kept him sidelined for a few weeks as a rookie and it was a shoulder injury (AC joint) that kept him on the shelf for four games in 2021. Swift took on a limited role to end that season.

Look for backup Jamaal Williams to take on the starting role if Swift is ruled out in Week 4. Williams handled 22 touches in Week 3 and turned them into 107 total yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. The 27-year-old is averaging a career-high 14.3 attempts and 56.0 rushing yards per game in 2022.

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