If a Lions game happened and a defensive back didn’t get injured, would it make a sound?
We may never find out the answer to that question. The already injury-ravaged Lions secondary took another hit on Sunday night when Drayton Florence suffered an injury to his forearm. Coach Jim Schwartz gave an update on his condition Monday and you haven’t been following the story of the Lions secondary this season if you think you’re about to hear good news.
“He’s in the process right now of going through it,” Schwartz said, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “He got some preliminary stuff at the stadium, but he’s going to have some more stuff. It doesn’t look real good, but we’ll see.”
Florence started on Sunday night because the Lions were already without Chris Houston and Bill Bentley. Houston hasn’t played since spraining his ankle in the third preseason game and Bentley suffered a concussion in the season opener. There’s no word yet on whether they’ll be available for the Lions in Week Three and the team is down to three healthy corners at present.
They’re also still without safety Louis Delmas, which means that the team is getting close to having as many injured defensive backs as healthy ones. Needless to say, that’s not a good thing for a football team.