Sunday 19th September 2021

Detroit Lions Jeff Okudah out for season after suffering ruptured achilles in season opener

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed that Jeff Okudah will miss the rest of his sophomore season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. During his media session following the Lions’ 41-33 loss to the 49ers, Campbell alluded to the possibility that the injury to the 22-year-old defensive back was severe.

Okudah, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, was also marred by injuuries in his rookie season, battling a groin injury early in training camp that later required surgery. Detroit will now likely count on Amani Oruwariye and a trio of young defensive backs in Bobby Price, Jerry Jacobs and A.J. Parker.

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