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Lions rookie Jashon Cornell on season-ending injury: ‘It will only make me work harder’

The Lions rookie has found extra motivation after losing his first season in the NFL.

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The Detroit Lions suffered their first major injury of the year on Tuesday, when seventh-round rookie defensive lineman Jashon Cornell collapsed to the ground in a non-contact situation. A couple days later, the Lions confirmed the bad news: he was being placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie season just a couple practices in.

On Saturday afternoon, Cornell posted to his Instagram account his reaction to the news and confirms a report from the Detroit Free Press that it is indeed an Achilles injury.

“Never regret anything in life. Everything happens for a reason & every season serves it’s [sic] purpose...even your biggest disappointments, failure and downfalls.. Tough times are nothing but a blessing in disguise. With this Achilles injury it will only make me work harder to get back to doing what I love . Belief, confidence, and with trust in the man above there will be no ceiling to what I can accomplish.”

We wish Cornell the best and hope for a speedy recovery and a successful 2021.