The Detroit Lions lost their best offensive player on Thursday.
Running back D’Andre Swift suffered a shoulder injury and was subsequently ruled out against the Bears.
After the game, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Swift suffered a shoulder sprain, calling it a “wait and see” in terms of how serious it is.
Swift went into the locker room after a carry in the second quarter and was initially considered hesitant to return. Moments before the third quarter started, his status was downgraded to out.
Detroit suffered Swift’s absence and only managed to produce one more touchdown drive in a 16-14 loss to Chicago. That left the Lions (0-10-1) still looking for their first win of the season. Swift got a total of three carries and three receptions for just nine yards in total before leaving, even though Detroit led 7-3 at the time.
The second-year fullback came after consecutive 100-yard rushing games and has been an invaluable opportunity for the reception for Jared Goff throughout the season. His 53 catches was just one of the team’s lead that went into Week 12, while his 975 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns are by far its best marks.
Backup Jamaal Williams took on a bigger role with Swift on the sidelines, rushing 65 yards on 15 passes and catching five passes out of the backfield.