Head coach Matt Patricia acknowledged Friday that it will be "difficult" for Swift (concussion) to play Sunday against the Panthers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Patricia noted that the Lions are "doing our diligence" with Swift, but with the game just a couple days away, the rookie has limited time to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. The Lions will provide another update on Swift's status after Friday's practice comes to a close. If Swift is indeed unable to go Week 11, Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson would be in line to split the bulk of the backfield work in some fashion.

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