Josh Paschal injury update: Lions DE out in Week 2 and could miss more time

USA Today

It’s never good when an injury pops up late in the week in practice. Unfortunately, that’s what happened with Lions DE Josh Paschal this week.

Paschal suffered a knee injury sometime during Thursday’s practice session. Head coach Dan Campbell didn’t go into detail on the exact injury, but he did throw out a vague timeline for the second-year defender.


“I don’t think serious, but I think there is a chance—we’ll know more today—but there is a chance he could be out for a little bit,” Campbell said on Friday. “But I don’t feel like this is something to be a season-ending type of deal.”

Paschal is out for Week 2, another setback for the talented Kentucky product. He missed time in his rookie season with a core muscle injury and a knee injury after having his college career interrupted by cancer.

The Lions are expected to keep veteran Romeo Okwara active in Week 2 to help fill Paschal’s role. Okwara was inactive in Week 1. Detroit could also use more of Levi Onwuzurike, as well as a higher snap count for John Cominsky on Sunday against Seattle.

Articles You May Like

Lions injury update after a physical Week 2 loss
Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown ‘day-to-day’ with injury
Week 3 NFC North predictions: Vikings earn first win, Bears’ woes continue
Lions share big injury update on David Montgomery
Three-and-out: Clock-management questions arise from Lions’ late-game strategy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *