The Detroit Lions are going to need to conjure up some fourth-quarter magic yet again if they’re going to escape Week 2 with a win, but they’ll have to do so without their star cornerback.
In the third quarter, Darius Slay suffered a concussion while trying to make a tackle. 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk lowered his head to truck Slay and initiated head-to-head contact. Slay immediately went down and was motionless for a couple of seconds. No penalty was called on the play.
This is the second straight week Slay has been evaluated for a concussion, but this time medical staff confirmed he did suffered one this time, and he will not return to the game.
In Slay’s spot, the Lions put Teez Tabor in the game. Tabor started on Sunday, but was quickly pulled after a miscommunication led to the 49ers’ first touchdown of the game. Nevin Lawson is the other outside cornerback in the game.