The Lions placed Okudah (Achilles) on injured reserve Monday. As expected, Okudah lands on IR after rupturing his Achilles in the second half of the season opener. Rookie third-round pick Ifeatu Melifonwu will likely step into the starting role while the 2020 first-round pick spends the rest of the season and upcoming offseason recovering from surgery.
Okudah (groin) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Okudah will undergo season-ending surgery at some point this week and won't return this season. He should be back to 100 percent for the 2021 campaign, as he looks to build off an uninspiring rookie year. Through nine games this year, Okudah posted 47 tackles (41 solo), two pass breakups and an interception, and he let up 594 yards (11.2 yards per target) and two touchdowns in coverage.
Okudah (shoulder/groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears. Okudah was unable to practice at all this week and has tacked on a groin injury in addition to the shoulder problem that has been bothering him since Week 11. Mike Ford should start in Okudah's spot opposite Justin Coleman, and Amani Oruwariye is the only other healthy cornerback left on Detroit's roster.
Okudah (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Texans, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Okudah missed the entire week of practice after suffering a shoulder injury in this past Sunday's loss to the Panthers.The third-overall pick's usage has declined recently, as he hasn't played more than 50 percent of the snaps on defense since Week 8. Desmond Trufant, Justin Coleman and Amani Oruwariye (back), who is considered questionable, are expected to start Thursday's game at cornerback.
Okudah exited Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury. The rookie first-round pick had seven tackles (five solo) before leaving the game during the fourth quarter. Okudah will have a short week to recover before Thursday's Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Texans.
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