The Detroit Lions lost another major contributor to the injury in Week 5 in Quintez Cephus and while the injury could be devastating for the fans, the player looks positive.
Detroit’s top young wideout is not looking back on the frustration of the past weekend, but is looking forward to pooling his energies and healing so that he can return to the field strengthened after an injury.
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After news of the collarbone injury broke on Monday, October 11, Cephus hopped on Instagram and delivered an update, as demonstrated by The Athletic’s Chris Burke. Cephus thanked him for the congratulations and also said that he wished he could compete with his teammates. Even so, he promised to come back stronger.
“Thanks to everyone who got in touch and wished me all the best,” wrote Cephus. I wish I could compete with my boys in the field. Through hard work and my faith, I will come back stronger and better. A pride! “
Obviously, the hope is that Cephus will come back stronger than ever and manage to be even better in the end after an unfortunate injury.
The timing for this injury is dire as it will rob Cephus of the chance to continue growing in Detroit’s offense in 2021. So far this season, Cephus has put together a solid campaign with 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cephus already appeared to be showing growth in his new offensive, and it looked like he was going to develop great persistence with Jared Goff. Now that has to wait until 2022 to happen.
The loss of Cephus is also a major blow to the Lions offensive as the team doesn’t have much depth in the wideout. Cephus was one of the team’s most consistent players in that position, and without him the team will rely on names like Trinity Benson, KhaDarel Hodge, and Amon-Ra St. Brown to come up with solid stats.
Unfortunately for the Lions, it was revealed that Cephus was struggling with a broken collarbone on Monday October 11th.
When Cephus failed to return to action in Week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings, it was the best sign that the Lions were up to something bad. After the October 10 game, Dan Campbell told reporters that Cephus was struggling with a serious injury but did not speculate beyond that.
As Pelissero also reported, Cehpus was due to have an operation and was faced with a three-month absence.
Apparently, the team is grappling with injuries on multiple fronts after cornerback Jeff Okudah and linebacker Romeo Okwara lost to severe Achilles disease and linemen Frank Ragnow (toe) and Taylor Decker (hand). This will be another hurdle for the team in the hunt for their first win of the year.
At the very least, it seems that Cephus is in a good place when he begins his rehabilitation for the future.
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