On Saturday, the Detroit Lions officially placed wide receiver DJ Chark on injured reserve.
Chark missed the past two games for the Lions because of an ankle injury. He was spotted at the team's facility this week with a walking boot.
The only positive news for Chark is that he's not expected to undergo surgery on his ankle.
"I'll definitely be back this year for sure," Chark told reporters earlier this week.
Chark has just seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown this season. Unfortunately, injuries have truly prevented him from reaching his full potential.
When healthy, Chark has proven he can be a Pro Bowl wideout. In 2019, he had 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Lions will need Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds to anchor their passing attack during Chark's absence.
Detroit will take on the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday at AT&T Stadium.