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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson could be out until Week 10

By on 10/14/2014 11:25:00 AM

The Detroit Lions sat their star receiver, Calvin Johnson, last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Lions' coach, Jim Caldwell, is not ruling out Johnson, but he may sit out at least another two weeks.

The Lions' coach was being asked if Johnson could be out until the team's Week 9 bye. He is seriously considering holding Johnson out against the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, as reported by Michael Rothstein of

The Lions obviously want to be cautious with Johnson moving forward with the treatment for his high ankle sprain. The plan that was being used when putting him out there as a decoy did nothing but risk further injury to his ankle. The team wants to take the best course of action from here on out concerning Johnson's injury.

Johnson, who is an ultimate professional and competitor, wants to be on the field of course, but even he knows an unhealthy "Megatron" isn't helping the team. The receiver has missed nine of the last eleven full practices so far. He is fully committed to getting back on the field to help the Lions as soon as possible.

The Lions passing game as well as fantasy owners of Johnson are suffering this season. Matthew Stafford only put up 185 yards passing last week, but still managed to get a win. The quarterback has been noticibly struggling without his go-to guy on the field. Golden Tate has had some nice games this year, but let's face it, there is only one Calvin Johnson.

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