MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-Detroit Lions’ roster has taken another hit with a possible season-ending injury to wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who has a broken collarbone.
First-year coach Dan Campbell confirmed the injury on Monday afternoon.
“I want to confirm that. Yes, he does. We know a lot more this afternoon as it relates to how long he should be,” Campbell said. “I mean, it’s definitely going to be weeks and weeks and that’s if we get him back for the season. But he’s out for considerable time, if not the whole season.”
Cephus ‘injury came on Sunday during the Lions’ 19-17 heartbreaking loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which was settled by a game-winning field goal.
He left during Detroit’s last offensive possession of the first half with three catches in 38 yards. Given the lions’ lack of depth and quality at the wide receiver position, this loss is another huge blow to the sailless team.
Cephus has the third most receiving yards (204) on the team with 15 receptions and two touchdowns and got better every week.
His injury adds to the laundry list of injured players on the Lions list, including linebacker Romeo Okwara (Achilles), defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (groin), center Frank Ragnow (toe), offensive tackle Taylor Decker (finger), wide receiver Tyrell Williams (concussion) ) and cornerbacks Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh) and Jeff Okudah (Achilles); they are all on the damaged reserve list.
There is hope that Decker is among those who can return this week.
“We’ll see where Decker is on Wednesday,” Campbell said. “At least that’s where we start.”