The injury gods have had their way with the Detroit Lions as of late. Last Sunday, for example, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL while celebrating a sack, and he will now miss the rest of the season as a result. He was merely the latest Lion to suffer a season-ending injury, and he joined Corey Hilliard, Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson on injured reserve this week.
As if Tulloch's freak injury wasn't bad enough, the Lions are now dealing with another one after tight end Joseph Fauria injured his ankle while at home on Wednesday night. The details about what exactly happened are unclear, but Jim Caldwell described it like this:
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said TE Joe Fauria hurt his ankle in an "innocent" accident at home last night, won't practice today.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 25, 2014
Fauria hurt ankle "misstepping" around the house— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) September 25, 2014
Fauria has already been ruled out of practice for Thursday, and Tim Twentyman reports that Fauria is going to have an MRI. Based on those two pieces of news, it seems unlikely that Fauria will play on Sunday against the New York Jets. That's obviously a blow to the Lions offense considering Fauria has been a big part of the game plan at tight end, but I suppose this should open the door for Eric Ebron to finally get more playing time.