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Lions notes: Former NFL doctor fears Jamal Agnew suffered torn ACL

Nothing is official yet, but the outlook is bad.

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We may not hear about the true status of Detroit Lions All-Pro punt returner Jamal Agnew for some time. The team is about to break for the bye week, and head coach Matt Patricia did not want to speculate about Agnew’s injury during his Monday morning press conference following the Green Bay Packers game.

So unless the Lions make a roster move—like placing Agnew on injured reserve—we likely won’t hear anything from the team until they’re due to put out an injury report on Wednesday next week.

However, former NFL doctor David J. Chao, who has found a new career diagnosing injuries via video, believes we could be in for some bad news for Agnew.

Agnew was injured in the fourth quarter against the Packers on a deep passing play. As his body tumbled over, his left leg appeared to bend in an awkward fashion. Obviously, Chao’s opinion is far from official, and the Lions may not even know his status until medical examinations are done on Monday, but the outlook appears to be grim for the Lions’ 2017 fifth-round pick.

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