Monday's practice brought a huge injury scare for the Detroit Lions, when defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson was carted off the field after suffering what looked like a significant right leg injury. Subsequent reports suggest he avoided a major injury, but it will be the headline from Day 2 of Lions camp anway.
After a similar injury update before Sunday's first training camp practice, Lions head coach Dan Campbell provided fresh update on a couple players mentioned on Sunday before Monday's practice. During Tuesday's Campbell presser, we'll surely get an update on Gardner-Johnson.
Dan Campbell gives fresh update on a couple injured Lions players
Wide receiver Marvin Jones was a surprise addtion to the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list for the Lions on Sunday. His being on site at Allen Park pointed to his stint on the list likely being a short one, and Campbell seemingly confirmed that on Monday.
Via Kory Woods of MLive:
"He (Jones) had a little back issue right before he came here. It’s nothing major, but we knew we weren’t going to start him out at practice, so we just NFI’d him. But he’s improving,” “We’re not in any hurry right now to try to get him back. We’ve got three more (days) and then a day off, and then we’ll kind of assess it here as it goes. But we’re not worried about it.”"- Dan Campbell
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley, one of the free agent signings in the overhaul of the Lions' secondary this offseason, was not a surprise addition to the PUP list as he works his way back from the torn ACL he suffered last season. That he is away from the team is a little interesting, if you care to read into it, but it probably partially points to his personal preference as he continues rehab and his absence was cited as being for "medical reasons" by Campbell on Sunday.
Via Woods, Campbell expects to see Moseley soon.
"Hopefully by the end of this week, we’ll get him back in,” Campbell said.
Reporters interpreted Campbell's comment as meaning Moseley will be back in the building by the end of the week, not on the practice field. Which makes sense, a day removed from Campbell saying "it would probably be a bit longer" before Moseley is cleared and fully ready to go.