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Report: Ameer Abdullah to get second opinion on foot injury

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Ameer Abdullah #21 of the Detroit Lions runs down the sideline for a touchdown during the third quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah has been part of a successful ground attack over the first two weeks of the season, but there’s a chance they’ll have to go without him against the Packers in Week Three.

Abdullah injured his foot in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Titans and didn’t return to the game. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that initial tests showed Abdullah suffered a sprain, but further evaluation of the injury is expected.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Abdullah will go to North Carolina to see Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on Tuesday. Anderson is frequently consulted by players in the NFL and other major sports in the wake of foot injuries, so any discussion of Abdullah’s availability for the Packers game will likely wait until that visit is done.

Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington are the other running backs for the Lions, who have picked up 5.4 yards per carry through the first two games of the year.

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4 Responses to “Report: Ameer Abdullah to get second opinion on foot injury”
  1. thekiy says: Sep 19, 2016 4:07 PM

    The kid is dynamite and his loss was immediately noticed in the Titans game.

    Riddick does a ton for this team as well, but it’s those two keeping each other fresh that is the real threat.

  2. cardsfann1 says: Sep 19, 2016 4:24 PM

    Groundhogs Day in Detoit…

  3. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Sep 19, 2016 4:28 PM

    Thank you, Lions for taking this guy and leaving David Johnson the Cardinals.

  4. chippysbinky says: Sep 19, 2016 4:46 PM

    If he needs a 3rd opinion Rex Ryan will be happy to give it a look.

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