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Jarrad Davis injury update: Lions linebacker in concussion protocol

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The Lions first-round pick had to leave the game in the fourth quarter.

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Just as the Detroit Lions defense was getting going, the injury bug struck and struck hard. After being pushed from behind, Lions first-round draft pick Jarrad Davis went head first into Giants running back Paul Perkins. The collision looked brutal and Davis spent some time on the ground in pain.

After being helped off the field, Davis entered the medical tent and appeared to be given the concussion test.

A few minutes later, a helmetless Davis strolled his way into the locker room.

The Lions announced that Davis was questionable to return while being evaluated for a concussion, but chances are small he’ll return to the game.

This would be a pretty big blow to the Lions considering how thin they are at linebacker. Davis has six tackles in the game, including his first career sack. Without Davis in the game, the Lions chose to slide Tahir Whitehead back to the middle, where he played in 2016.

We’ll continue to update this story as we get more information.

UPDATE 1: Jarrad Davis is officially in concussion protocol, as first reported by Dave Birkett. Per the protocol, he was not available to talk to the media after the game: