The Detroit Lions at final bought a minute little bit of excellent atomize news on Tuesday. In step with NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero, stale cornerback Desmond Trufant “averted a critical hamstring atomize” and has a chance to play as early as this week against the Green Bay Packers.
Trufant used to be injured leisurely in Sunday’s recreation against the Chicago Bears when he got right here up limping following a non-contact play. His atomize used to be excellent one among many to Detroit’s secondary. First-spherical purchase Jeff Okudah did no longer play with a hamstring atomize, and Justin Coleman suffered an atomize for the length of the Bears recreation that brought on him to land on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Consequently, the Lions fourth-quarter defense collapsed, allowing Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to entire 8-of-10 passes for 89 yards and three touchdowns within the closing stanza.
This week, the Lions will need as many hands on deck against the Packers. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense place up 364 passing yards and four touchdowns against a Vikings defense that used to be anticipated to be great again this yr.
While we level-headed don’t know the place of Okudah, it looks treasure the Lions may presumably even be a minute bit extra healthy than anticipated for Sunday. The first reliable atomize document will advance out Wednesday afternoon.