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Lions RB Kerryon Johnson to miss ‘some time’ recovering from knee injury

Kerryon Johnson

The Detroit Lions can’t seem to catch a break this season while the middle-of-the-pack NFC North franchise just encountered some more bad luck so it appears. According to a Monday evening report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Lions could be without starting running back Kerryon Johnson for “some time.”

Johnson is expected to be treated as “week-to-week,” according to Schefter, as the Lions workhorse running back originally suffered his lingering knee injury as a result of the team’s Week 7 loss to the rival Minnesota Vikings.

Johnson exited the game early on in the first half against the Vikings and did not return to the divisional clash in Detroit. Thanks to Johnson’s lengthy absence, the Lions turned to the tandem of Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic before ultimately coming up short against the surging Vikings by the score of 42-30. The injured Johnson finished the outing with five rushing attempts for a mere 23 yards.

“I know [Johnson] met with the doctors this morning, we rolled into a team meeting, and then went into offensive and defensive meetings, so I’ll get together with them,” Lions head coach Matt Patricia said on Monday afternoon, via The Detroit News. “I saw him, and he said he was fine, but it wasn’t really a deep conversation, as far that’s concerned. Hopefully I’ll have an update tomorrow, once I talk to the doctors.”

Now 2-3-1 on the season, the Lions currently reside in the cellar of the uber competitive NFC North division. Detroit has now lost three consecutive games.