The Lions lost a game Thursday, they lost a little self respect during Ndamukong Suh’s press conference, and they lost four key players to injury.
Running back Kevin Smith left in the first half with an ankle injury. Jimmy Johnson of FOX Sports reported that Smith suffered a high ankle sprain. Smith said after the game that x-rays were negative on the ankle.
The Lions also lost defensive backs Louis Delmas, Chris Houston, and Brandon McDonald during the game. Coach Jim Schwartz was asked how many of the injuries were long-term concerns.
“Too early to say,” he said. “But let’s be optimistic. Let’s hope none of them are.”