In the last several days, Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones has been dealing with a knee injury that has drawn more concern from him to draw a second opinion on the injury.

This has forced him to miss the entire week of practice that has led to the expected designation of being declared out for Sunday's contest against the Carolina Panthers, according to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Jones had yet to practice this week due to the injury. It had initially been diagnosed that both his ACL and MCL were still intact in his knee, but the decision to get another examination of the injury should speak to the type of potential concern with the situation.

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Jones has become one of the primary factors in the passing game throughout his tenure with the Lions as he has recorded 35 catches for 508 receiving yards and five touchdowns in nine games played this season. He has notched one 100 receiving yard performance this season that saw him tally seven catches for 117 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks.

Jones' production has been key to helping the Lions maintain a strong passing game over the last couple of years while his role should increase with the departure of former Pro Bowl wideout Golden Tate at the trade deadline.

That said, his absence from Sunday's game against the Panthers puts Kenny Golladay in a more prominent position in the passing game as possibly the top receiving target for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Golladay has recorded 39 catches for 601 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season. He is coming off another highly productive campaign with six catches on 13 targets for 78 receiving yards with a touchdown, which was the sixth he notched more than 50 receiving yards and fourth time reaching that mark with the touchdown.