D’Andre Swift is less than a week removed from making the first start of his NFL career. There’s a chance it’s the last we see of him for at least another week.
Swift missed the Lions’ Thursday practice because of a concussion, per NFL insider Adam Schefter. The rookie’s availability for Detroit’s game versus the Carolina Panthers is now in jeopardy.
Lions’ RB D’Andre Swift did not practice today due to a concussion, putting his availability for Sunday’s game in question.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2020
It’s unclear when exactly D’Andre Swift became concussed. He played on Sunday, making his first NFL start and totaling 149 yards both on the ground and through the air. Swift was a full participant in the Lions’ practices this week, that is until Thursday’s practice.
The Lions didn’t even list Swift on their injury report on Wednesday. The timing is definitely a bit strange here.
Detroit will now turn back to veteran back Adrian Peterson. Peterson’s carried the rock 97 times for 371 yards this season. He entered the season as the clear-cut starter, but Swift is clearly the long-term option for Detroit.
Swift’s availability this weekend is very much in jeopardy at the moment. If he suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s practice, it’s highly unlikely he’ll suit up and play on Sunday, which is a shame to say the least.
Swift looks like a star in the making, that much was clear this past Sunday. But given how the next 48 hours go, it looks like the Lions’ youngster may wind up missing Detroit’s game this Sunday.
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