The Detroit Lions had some pretty important players leave Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Two of which were due to knee injuries. The full update from coach Jim Caldwell is below.
- LaAdrian Waddle left the game with an apparent knee injury. Cornelius Lucas finished the game at right tackle in his absense. After the game Jim Caldwell did not sound too concerned about his injury. During his weekly press conference, he stated that Waddle s still being evaluated but his injury is not at severe as the one suffered by Larry Warford.
- Speaking of that, Larry Warford also left the game with a knee injury. He attempted to return to the game but was ineffective on the one play he returned for and was pulled for the remainder of the game. While he is still being evaluated, Caldwell confirmed that Warford is out this week, will miss some time, and could be out for the season depending on how the further evaluations go. Warford, considered one of the Detroit Lions best linemen, will be a significant loss to the team.
- Reggie Bush also got banged up Sunday. He re-tweaked his ankle and while he did not completely leave the game, his snaps were significantly limited as a direct result. Bush has battled ankle issues all season so the news was certainly depressing for the coaching staff who thought he was healthy.
- Finally, Calvin Johnson, who played for the first time since the Buffalo game, played the entire game against the Dolphins. He said his ankle had some pain in it during the game but that was expected. He not only finished the game but he played a big part in the last drive, showing that he may finally be healthy enough to be counted on this season.