Drayton Florence Could Miss Extended Time Because Of Arm Injury

The Detroit Lions just can't catch a break when it comes to the health of their secondary. They have been without cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas for the first couple weeks of the regular season, and cornerback Bill Bentley has been out since Week 1 with a concussion. Now cornerback Drayton Florence is also among the injured defensive backs, and he may be out for a while, according to Jim Schwartz. From MLive:

"He's in the process right now of going through it (evaluations)," Schwartz said. "He got some preliminary stuff at the stadium, but he's going to have some more stuff. It doesn't look real good, but we'll see."

Florence injured his right forearm against the San Francisco 49ers and could "potentially" be out for an extended period of time. Schwartz wasn't exactly sure on the timetable, but his comments indicate that this is likely a long-term injury rather than one that will keep Florence out for only a week or two.

It would be surprising if Houston isn't back this week, but then again, I figured he would play on Sunday. If the Lions are without Houston, Bentley and now Florence, the starting cornerbacks this week could very well be Jacob Lacey and Jonte Green. That is very scary to think about.

UPDATE: Florence has a broken right forearm, according to Dave Birkett.

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