The news for Jarrad Davis just keeps getting better.
After suffering an injury against the Buffalo Bills that was serious enough that the Detroit Lions carted him off, Davis appears to already be in much better shape than he was then Friday night. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Davis suffered a high ankle sprain, but has already made some progress in his recovery.
#Lions LB Jarrad Davis was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, source said. While he should miss time early in the season, the word is he’s already feeling better and it’s a long way from what many thought last night. He’s an essential team leader on that defense.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2019
High ankle sprains tend to vary significantly depending on how severe they are, but considering head coach Matt Patricia said on Saturday that neither Davis nor offensive guard Frank Ragnow will be placed on injured reserve this year, it seems to suggest that Davis’ ankle sprain is minor enough to heal within the first eight weeks of the regular season.
Of course, teams have to take it slow with ankle sprains, as they tend to linger a bit and can affect play, even if a player is cleared to participate. Still, this is more good news for Davis, who seemed doomed to miss at least a couple months when the injury initially happened.