James Houston left Ford Field in a wheelchair, will be out ‘a little while’

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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.


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.

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