Drayton Florence has concussion; status for Thursday unknown

Thearon W. Henderson

Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence has a concussion, leaving his status for Thursday in doubt.

Sunday was cornerback Drayton Florence's first game back with the Detroit Lions since being activated from injured reserve. After suffering a broken forearm back in Week 2, Florence missed an extensive period of time as he recovered from the injury.

Unfortunately, it took only one play for Florence to get banged up again on Sunday. On the Lions' first defensive play of the game, Florence made the tackle and looked a bit woozy. I said on Twitter that the hit "had concussion written all over it," and doctors appeared to be checking Florence for a concussion on the sideline. He ended up returning to the game, so it was believed that he didn't actually suffer a concussion.

As it turns out, Florence did in fact suffer a concussion. Although he passed the tests he went through during Sunday's game, he woke up with a headache on Monday morning and was diagnosed as having a concussion. From MLive:

"The official removed him from the game, our guys checked him, and he passed all the (concussion) tests on the sideline," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "He returned to play, played pretty well, and didn't have any signs as we moved forward. He didn't seek any treatments, wasn't having any symptoms after the game."

Considering the Lions have a short turnaround this week, I would be shocked if Florence is able to play against the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving. Concussions typically keep players out for at least a week in most cases nowadays, so I don't expect Florence to be back just days after suffering one.

Reminder: You can follow Pride Of Detroit on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker