The injury bug bit the Detroit Lions hard in the team’s 37-31 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Running back David Montgomery is set to miss some time with a thigh injury, according to head coach Dan Campbell. It’s a more serious injury to defensive end James Houston that could keep the speedy pass rusher sidelined for a while.
Houston left the game in the second half with an ankle injury, and the prognosis does not look good. Houston was wheeled out of the facility in a wheelchair with a boot on his right foot and carrying crutches, per Will Burchfield of 97.1 The Ticket. Campbell indicated Houston will be out “a little while” without giving an exact timetable.
#Lions James Houston left the building in a wheel chair, holding crutches and with his right foot in a boot. Dan Campbell says he’ll be out for “a little while,” at least, with an ankle injury.
— Will Burchfield (@burchie_kid) September 17, 2023
With Josh Paschal placed on injured reserve on Saturday with a knee injury, the Lions are suddenly down two of their top pass rushers. Julian Okwara is also on injured reserve through at least Week 4, too.