Injury outlook on Kenny Golladay revealed
NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero disclosed the details surrounding Golladay’s situation via Twitter:
#Lions WR Kenny Golladay hasn’t practiced since injuring his hamstring Sept. 9 and is out again today against the #Packers, but coach Matt Patricia told me Saturday: “He’s really close.” They’ll see how he progresses, but sounds like Golladay could be back for Week 3.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 20, 2020
The Detroit Lions missed the wide receiver’s productivity as they suffered a tightly-contested game against the Chicago Bears which ended on a 27-23 outcome in Week 1 proceedings.
Veteran wideout Marvin Jones stepped up and recorded 55 receiving yards on 4 receptions while rookie Quintez Cephus also contributed 43 receiving yards on 3 catches for the Lions. Long-time rusher Adrian Peterson along with third-year running back Kerryon Johnson led the team’s ground attack while rookie D’Andre Swift scored a touchdown of his own.
Golladay’s presence on the Lions’ offensive rotation could have made a difference in the narrative of the game. He is expected to carry a huge chunk of the scoring load after being highly regarded as a breakout candidate this season. The 2019 Pro Bowler also had a dominant campaign as he accounted for career-high numbers of 1,190 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last season.
His return on the gridiron will give a much-needed boost to the Lions offense who will seek to steal a win against the uprising Cardinals in Week 3. In the meantime, head coach Matt Patricia will have to hope everyone steps up as they visit a dangerous Green Bay Packers on September 20.