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.