Skip to main content

ESPN's Adam Schefter Reveals Injury Update For Lions RB Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson running with the football.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: Kerryon Johnson #33 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball while playing the New England Patriots at Ford Field on September 23, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions received some unfortunate news on Monday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lions RB Kerryon Johnson will "miss some time" due to a knee injury.

It still remains unclear as to how long the injury will prevent Johnson from playing. But Schefter reports the RB is being listed as "week-to-week" for now.

Johnson initially suffered the injury on Sunday during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. He did not return to the game.

Earlier reports suggested Johnson's injury wasn't too serious. Lions head coach Matt Patricia met with the media on Monday and gave the following update:

“I know he 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,” Patricia said, 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.”

But as Schefter reports, the injury may prevent Johnson from playing the next few weeks. Hopefully the Lions RB will have a speedy recovery and get back on the field soon.

Detroit is 2-3 on the season, good for fourth place in the tough NFC North Division. The Lions will face the New York Giants this Sunday.