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Lions running back LeGarrette Blount ejected from game

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The Lions starting running back left the game before it was officially over.

NFL: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

As Detroit found themselves down by 17 points in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, one Lions player showed his frustration.

Lions running back LeGarrette Blount was on the sideline when Matthew Stafford scrambled towards the team’s sideline. As Stafford was ducking out-of-bounds, Niners linebacker Elijah Lee helped the Lions quarterback reach the sideline, and Blount wasn’t a fan of the hit on his team’s quarterback.

While the officiating crew was sorting out the penalties and the situation, head coach Matt Patricia and Blount were shown on the sideline sharing words.

After the referees had finished their deliberation, Blount was ejected from the game.

With Blount tossed, the Lions were dealt another blow when Theo Riddick was ruled questionable to return with an ankle injury, shortening their running back depth and leaving just Kerryon Johnson in the Lions backfield.

Stay tuned to Pride of Detroit for updates about Blount and the Lions matchup with the 49ers.