One of the most intriguing storylines for the Detroit Lions’ season finale was the play of rookie cornerback Teez Tabor. With Nevin Lawson out of the game because of a concussion, Tabor was likely going to get a lot more playing time than normal. However, in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers, Tabor left the game with an apparent arm injury.
Tabor was part of a violent collision in which Quandre Diggs blew up Packers receiver Randall Cobb on a deep pass. Diggs forced the incompletion, but he drew a flag on the play for contact to the head on a defenseless receiver. Replay showed it was a tough call, as it wasn’t clear if he contacted Cobb’s helmet at all.
Tabor went directly into the locker room with trainers supporting his arm and appeared to be in significant pain. Lions officials declared him as questionable to return with an arm injury. UPDATE: Tabor is now OUT for the remainder of the game.
Tabor wasn’t the only Lion to suffer an injury in the first quarter. Special teamer Don Carey has a knee injury and is OUT for the remainder of the game.