Injuries so far have told the story of the Detroit Lions’ 2021 season, and once again the team experienced a dire case in Week 6.
The Lions returned to the training field after their heartbreak in Week 5, and perhaps even more heartbreaking than that result was a fresh look at the injury report. It shows seven high-ranking contributors who have been stolen again, and the team’s injury bug looks like it is nowhere near subsiding.
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On Wednesday, October 13th, the Lions announced their injury report and the team was bottom cornerback Amani Oruwariye. If Oruwariye couldn’t leave, it would mean the Lions would be dropping out both starting cornerbacks since opening day and would likely be forced to play another rookie backup.
As for the rest of this week’s injury report, here’s a look at how things start for Wednesday.
This is yet another very worrying injury report for the Lions. Detroit can hardly afford to lose Oruwariye, who has been his best cornerback so far this season with 20 tackles and 2 interceptions. The loss of Hockenson and Flowers would also be a problem given the relative lack of depth for the team at these points on both offense and defense. The team must also hope that Jackson will recover quickly as the offensive line was mixed up. Injuries to rewind have been routine this year, so it seems like both Swift and Williams would be fine, even if they keep showing up on the report. Obviously, however, Oruwariye remains the key figure to watch in the face of Detroit’s injury problems in secondary school.
The Lions and Bengals come into play, two teams going in opposite directions. Cincinnati are 3-2 and are showing signs of being a solid team after seeing some early wins and a great level of competition in a week 5 loss to Green Bay. Detroit meanwhile is only looking for the first win of the season. As bad as the Bengals were in the past, the Lions did not beat them since 1992what a long streak of bad luck is. Cincinnati’s offense with Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase is good, and their defense has been decent so far this season too. The injured Lions will have their hands full even if this game takes place at Ford Field, which could offer a potential advantage.
However, any resulting benefit could be wiped out in some of these week 6 injury cases.
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