Detroit Lions: Analyzing the Injuries

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Defensive Tackle, Caraun Reid

Injury: High Ankle Sprain

Like the aforementioned Warford, his teammate Caraun Reid is also dealing with an ankle injury, also making his timetable for return an estimated 2-5 weeks. The injury itself happened on the Lions defense first play from scrimmage during and Alfred Morris handoff.

Reid made the tackle, but got up with a limp.

A few plays later, Reid would be seen on the sideline with the Lions medical staff having his ankle looked at and in obvious discomfort. A short time later he would reluctantly head for the locker room for further evaluation.

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Naturally, with Caraun Reid out of the starting lineup, at least for the next few weeks, there is going to be a void left at defensive tackle. Reid, who is entering his second season as a professional, had reportedly made significant gains in both conditioning and knowledge during the offseason.

Entering training camp, Reid looked impressive and was expected to battle with Tryrunn Walker for the position next to All-Pro Haloti Ngata once he returns. Instead, it now appears that Walker is the front-runner by default for this position and could potentially even find himself as the No. 1 DT entering the season if Ngata is not ready to go.

In any aspect, the Lions need Reid with all the uncertainty on the D-line. Let’s hope is recovery is speedy.

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