Amon-Ra St Brown and Jameson Williams both left the Detroit Lions’ practice with injuries today.
The two receivers are expected to be the stars of the team’s passing attack.
The Detroit Lions head into the 2023 NFL season with high expectations.
Those expectations come after the team surprised football fans last season and nearly made the playoffs after having one of the league’s worst records the year before.
One reason they are expected to succeed this season is their passing game, which improved greatly in 2022.
This year, that passing attack will be led by Amon-Ra St Brown and Jameson Williams.
Unfortunately, both of them left practice early today according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett.
For St Brown, it was an injury to his lower right leg. Williams pulled up and grabbed his right hamstring before leaving practice.
Bad day for Lions WRs so far. Amon-Ra St Brown hurt his lower right leg on the first play or 7 on 7s, currently working with trainers. And Jameson Williams just pulled up grabbing his right hammy.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 16, 2023
Any time that Williams may have to miss is unfortunate given the way his NFL career has begun. He played in just 6 games as a rookie after suffering a torn ACL in the title game during his last college season.
This season, he is already facing a 6-game suspension to start the year because of a violation of the league’s gambling policy.
With him losing so much valuable time to develop early in his career, any more time Williams could potentially miss out on hurts. However, the suspension also means that he won’t need to try and rush back to be ready for the regular season if the hamstring injury proves to be serious.
An injury to Amon-Ra St Brown is much more concerning for the Lions. ARSB is the star of their passing game and will be shouldering a heavy burden for their offense early in the season.
The team’s other options at receiver while Williams is unavailable will be Marvin Jones and Josh Reynolds. They’ll have 2nd round pick Sam LaPorta at tight end, who is expected to be a solid addition, but he’s a rookie and tight ends tend to take a while to develop.
Detroit Lions fans will have to hope that his injury today doesn’t end up being anything serious.