After Calvin Johnson caught a 26-yard pass from Matthew Stafford for a touchdown at the start of last night's Lions-Bengals game, Johnson had his shoulder looked at by trainers. Noting appeared to be too wrong considering Johnson kept his pads on, but his shoulder was getting some attention from the training staff.
Johnson didn't play again after the touchdown pass, and that was because of his shoulder. He did hurt it, although it's nothing serious, according to Lions head coach Jim Schwartz.
"Calvin (Johnson) bruised his shoulder a little bit; I think that first (touchdown) catch he made, he bruised it up a little bit and we just took him out of the game right then. We don't have any real concerns there. Guys came out good; there were no setbacks there, so that was important for a lot of guys just getting them back into game situations.
The first game of the preseason is always good for some bumps and bruises. The good news is it doesn't appear there were any serious injuries during last night's game. Coming out of the lockout and being the first time players have been able to go all out against an opponent, there was concern that serious injuries could happen, but it doesn't look like the Lions' bad injury luck continued on Friday.