Amid a brutal Sunday of injuries for the Detroit Lions in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, no one was immune. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown left the game with what looked like a foot or ankle issue, then he was seen on the sideline having something put in his shoe as FOX broadcaster Greg Olsen speculated it was a steel plate to stabilize his toe. But he came back.
Then St. Brown succumbed to cramping for a bit, before being back on the field for the final drive of the game.
Not much, or anything, had been said or reported about a toe issue for St. Brown even if a level of speculation was out there. On Wednesday, head coach Dan Campbell said the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver would not practice and he is considered "day to day."
Some reports have avoided saying it's a toe issue, while others have said it is. Campbell wouldn't confirm or deny that, but he did have a quip about if St. Brown is dealing with a toe injury.
"Well if he is, we’re going to put steel toe in the other shoe (too),” Campbell joked. “We had a player who did that. Only put it in one and wondered why his other foot hurts. So we’ll make sure to balance it out. We look into all that, and we’ll do whatever is needed to get him to where he feels right.”
Will a short turnaround before Week 4 cause Amon Ra-St. Brown to miss Week 3?
St. Brown leads the Lions in receptions (12) and receiving yards (173) through two games. After Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, they will play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night to open Week 4. Short weeks are already tough, in terms of preparation and any injury recoveries from a Sunday game, and the long list of injuries the Lions have won't help navigating the next couple games.
If St. Brown is unable to go on Sunday, and it's too early to declare that on a Wednesday, Kalif Raymond would be in line for a larger role with Josh Reynolds and Sam LaPorta as Jared Goff's top targets in the passing game.