During his Monday afternoon press conference, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said that safety Kerby Joseph passed concussion tests and will be entering Week 8 perfectly fine.
“He’s good, he’s cleared,” Campbell said.
Joseph took a pretty vicious shot to the head at the hands of Odell Beckham Jr. late in the game. The Ravens receiver lowered his head, initiated contact, and Joseph’s head whipped back violently.
Kerby Joseph injury video— Detroit Lions Morning Rounds (@JimmyLiaoMD) October 22, 2023
-Likely neck strain
-possible concussion but hopefully the helmet jerking back absorbs most of the force pic.twitter.com/U4e7y56tF6
Beckham was not flagged for the incident.
Officials forced Joseph out of the game to get checked for a concussion, but it appears he passed all of those tests and won’t have to go through the entire concussion protocol prior to Monday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Campbell also gave an update on running back Mohamed Ibrahim, who suffered a dislocated hip on Sunday and was rushed to a nearby hospital for surgery. Ibrahim is back in Detroit now after a successful surgery.
“They just needed to put him under to get the hip back in, which it did. It’s good. So he’s obviously walking around. So that’s good news,” Campbell said.
When asked when/if he can return to football, Campbell said, “It’ll be a while, still a lot of pain. But at least he can move that hip.”
Ibrahim is the latest in a long list of injuries to Lions running backs. Zonovan Knight is out for the year with a shoulder injury, David Montgomery is expected to miss more time with a rib issue, and both Craig Reynolds and Jahmyr Gibbs are playing through hamstring injuries.
Campbell did not have much of an update for Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr. The veteran did not travel with the team due to a personal issue, and Campbell couldn’t provide an estimate on how long Jones will be away from the team.
“Hard to say on that right now,” Campbell said. “All I can tell you is it’s a personal issue. Nothing serious like that, but it’s just that’s where it is right now.”