Detroit Lions News: Quintez Cephus sustained a broken collarbone

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The Detroit Lions have not been able to catch a break with injuries week in and week out of this 2021 season. It seems like things just continue to pile up for the Lions.

First, the Detroit Lions’ secondary got depleted when Jeff Okudah’s season was ended after he sustained a torn Achilles and Ifeatu Melifonwu, who will also be missing time. This week, it was an injury on the offensive side of things that is going to make things even tougher on this offense.

Wide receiver Quintez Cephus left Sunday’s game with an upper-body/shoulder injury that has had some light shed on it. The initial reports were that Cephus had a shoulder injury and “things did not look good,” and that was an understatement.

After sustaining a broken collarbone in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Cephus will be missing time and possibly the rest of the 2021 season. Cephus was primed for a breakout season and was doing good until he landed awkwardly when being tackled by defenders and the rest was history.

This injury sucks for Cephus but also thins out the Lions receiver group even more. It’s a raw group with a lot of question marks that has just gotten thinner and lost one of the players who was expected to play a prominent role.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus has a broken collarbone.

It’s just another level of adversity being added to the Lions’ season that has already had quite the start. The challenging start for the Lions has driven head coach Dan Campbell to tears now as he was shedding tears during his recent postgame interview.

Losing out on Cephus is going to make things harder for the offense, which is seemingly struggling to really consistently get things going. However, this is a rebuild that is timely and going to require some bumps and bruises.

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The hope is that Cephus can recover quickly and be back and ready to go for the Detroit Lions at the end of 2021 or for the 2022 season.