Detroit Lions injury updates: Taking early account of Week 2 M.A.S.H unit

Several Detroit Lions were banged up during Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, and here is what we know right now.

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It started immediately, with three defensive starters banged up on the first drive of the game. All three (C,J. Gardner-Johnson, Kerby Joseph, Alim McNeill) returned without further incident, but it set the tone for a day where the Detroit Lions seemed to always have a player dealing with an injury.

Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had what appeared to be ankle/foot issue that took him to the sideline, before succumbing to cramping but eventually returning. Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson suffered what looked like a shoulder injury, but returned quickly.

Others weren't as fortunate. Edge rusher James Houston suffered an ankle injury, and did not return. Same for running back David Montgomery (thigh) and right guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee).

There's not much definitive that can or even should be said by a coach about injuries right after a game. But it appears Montgomery "only" has a thigh bruise, which removes the scare of a knee injury and all that could entail.

After the game, Lions head coach Dan Campbell had a little bit of injury updates within the same refrain.

Detroit Lions injury updates, after Sunday's injury-riddled game

On Vaitai, Campbell was expectedly brief. That could be taken as an ominous sign.

"Vaitai, I’ll know more tomorrow,” Campbell said. “I’m not sure, I can’t give you a clear answer right now.”

Graham Glasgow came into Sunday's game for Vaitai. But the Lions are lined up to have another stretch of games without at least one of their offensive line starters--left tackle Taylor Decker missed Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

Campbell called Montgomery's injury a thigh bruise. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press talked to Montgomery after the game, and he suggested he could miss a couple weeks. Time will tell how much, if any, time he misses.

On Houston, Campbell pointed to the possibility of a multi-week absence. A stint on IR feels possible.

"I think Houston will be out for a little while,” Campbell said.

Rookie wide receiver Antoine Green made his first career reception on Sunday, but he left the game to be evaluated for a concussion and did not return.

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