Lions RB D’Andre Swift gets injury update that Lions fans will not be happy about
The Detroit Lions have been having a very tough season. They have played 11 games and have not won any of them. The news did not get any better as Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell addressed his star running back, D’Andre Swift, and his shoulder injury. The Detroit Press writer Justin Rogers reported Campbell’s statement to the press.
“He’s pretty sore and so, right now, I would say it’s hard to say you’d see him playing (Sunday),” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “There again, we’ll know a lot more on how he feels (Tuesday) and certainly Wednesday, but I know he’s hurting a little bit.”
It was initially reported that Swift’s injury was considered just day to day. But now it looks more like a week to week type injury.
Swift had been enjoying a breakout season. Through 11 games, he has over 500 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving on 56 catches. Swift has also scored six touchdowns on the year.
Those numbers put him on pace for over 1,400 yards from scrimmage and double digit touchdowns. That is typically a Pro Bowl season for running backs. Swift has been the lone bright spot on an otherwise putrid offense.
The Lions acquired Jared Goff via a trade with the Los Angeles Rams that sent Matthew Stafford away. Goff is yet to win a game in his career without Sean McVay as his head coach.
Sunday, the Lions will host the division rival Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are also dealing with an injury to their star running back. Dalvin Cook suffered a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum in their Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Meanwhile, look for Lions running back Jamaal Williams to fill in for Swift.