After seeing the Lions suffer multiple injuries on the defensive side of the ball and a few on the offensive side of the ball, The Lions have once again suffered another injury and the bad new is that the injured player is second-year tight end Joe Fauria, who injured an ankle at home Wednesday night and did not practice Thursday.
“He (Fauria) ended up getting a bit of an injury last night and will not practice today.” Head coach Jim Caldwell said of Fauria injury on Thursday. “It’s one of those innocent things, I guess, around the house and ended up mis-stepping and twisting his ankle.”
“He’s being evaluated further in terms of a MRI and things like that.”
Now of course, any injury is serious and overall bad news. However this injury stands out because Fauria is a key piece to the Lions offense seeing he leads all Lions tight ends with 49 yards receiving through three games, not to mention he is a key red-zone target for quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Although it could be something minor, it doesn’t appear to look that way because as of right now, Fauria is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on his ankle and Caldwell has said that no determination has been made about his status for Sunday.
That being said, this could provide an opportunity for rookie tight end Eric Ebron, who has seen some action but not much, since the Lions have two other talented tight ends in Fauria and Pettigrew.
I for one wouldn’t mind seeing Ebron earn more playing time. In the Lions 2-1 start, he may only has three catches on the stat sheet but in the Lions first three games of the season, he has shown some nice potential on the field, whether it be his good hands, his ability to make something happen after the catch, or his improved blocking that most didn’t expect.
Overall, I hope that Fauria’s injury is nothing serious. However if it turns out to be something serious, the Lions can hopefully feel some comfort in knowing that they have young stud like Ebron, who I’m sure is more than ready to perform on a consistent basis, if given the opportunity.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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