Lang (neck) is not considered to be dealing with a career-threatening injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Given how serious neck injuries can be in some instances, Lang seems to have dodged a bullet, and it's perfectly reasonable to expect him back in uniform in 2019. However, whether that will be in a Lions uniform or otherwise is up in the air, as Lang will be entering his age-32 season and Detroit can save roughly $9 million by releasing him after the league year.
Lang missed two consecutive games due to lingering hip and neck issues, and has ultimately been placed on injured reserve. The free agency acquisition spent the majority of the 2018 season playing through various injuries, and only played six games with the Lions this year. He still has one year remaining in his three-year contract with Detroit. Expect Kenny Wiggins to slot into the starting right guard role for the foreseeable future.
Lang was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears due to a neck injury.
Lang was questionable for last week's game against the Vikings with a hip issue, but is now dealing with a neck injury. Kenny Wiggins should slot into the starting role at right guard in his absence.
Lang (concussion) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.
Lang will slot back into his starting guard role and will look to slow down a strong Vikings' pass rush.
Lang's participation in practice is a step in the right direction, but he has yet to officially clear the league's concussion protocol. The offensive lineman should still be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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|2010||Green Bay Packers||12||1||0.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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