Sunday 19th September 2021

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed that Jeff Okudah will miss the rest of his sophomore season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. During his media session following the Lions’ 41-33 loss to the 49ers, Campbell alluded to the possibility that the injury to the 22-year-old defensive back was severe.

Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was also marred by injuuries in his rookie season, battling a groin injury early in training camp that later required surgery. Detroit will now likely count on Amani Oruwariye and a trio of young defensive backs in Bobby Price, Jerry Jacobs and A.J. Parker.

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