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Kerryon Johnson expected to miss time, week to week for now

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The Lions are expected to be without their star running back.

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With three straight losses, a flailing defense and struggling ground game, a pile of injuries and no rest in sight following a Week 4 bye, it’s probably fair to say that some Lions fans might think, “Wow, it would really suck if Kerryon Johnson, who left the field early on Sunday against the Vikings, were to miss time due to injuries.”

Well, there’s some bad news there.

On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Johnson’s knee injury will cost him time on the field, and that for now the running back will be “week to week.”

Head coach Matt Patricia addressed the media on Monday and spoke in regards to the injuries facing the Lions, and had the following to say about Johnson:

Injury-wise, I’m sure probably Kerryon (Johnson) is the biggest one for you guys. I know he met with the doctors this morning, we rolled into a team meeting, and then went into offensive and defensive meetings, so I’ll get together with them. I saw him, and he said he was fine, but it wasn’t really a deep conversation as far that’s concerned. Hopefully I’ll have an update tomorrow once I talk to the doctors from that standpoint.

Patricia was asked if there is a possibility of surgery for RB Kerryon Johnson, and indicated the answer may be a day or two to come:

I’ll talk to those guys and find out what’s going on with all of that tonight, and I’m sure there is probably a follow-up with him tomorrow to see how he feels – more than just 24 hours out.

We will have updates for you as the story develops. With the trade deadline looming, it will be interesting to see how the Lions respond to this development regarding their premier running back.