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Injury Update For Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson

A general view of the Detroit Lions stadium with an American flag on the field.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of Ford Field before the game between Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals on September 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions will be without two of their best offensive weapons on Thursday when the team's takes on the Chicago Bears. Running back Kerryon Johnson and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. were ruled out on Wednesday afternoon after suffering injuries against the Carolina Panthers.

The initial reaction following Johnson's knee injury suggested a potential season-ending injury. However, further tests showed just a sprained knee for the team's star rookie.

Despite the positive diagnosis, Johnson failed to practice in any capacity this week and will miss Thursday afternoon's game against Chicago as a result.

It's a tough break for the Lions. Johnson has been a lone bright spot on the Lions offense as he leads the team with 641 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

The former Auburn star showed he has a knack for catching the ball out of the backfield as well, with 32 receptions on the year.

Chicago and Detroit kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS.