Lions D'Andre Swift has concussion
By: Mike Stiles -
Friday, November 20, 2020
D'Andre Swift in action against Atlanta (photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press)
(ALLEN PARK) – Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift didn't practice Thursday due to a concussion, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers in doubt considering the NFL's concussion protocol rules. It's not clear when Swift suffered the concussion. He was not listed on the team's injury report Wednesday, and he spoke with the media for almost five minutes after practice Wednesday. Swift was coming off the first start of his career last Sunday against Washington he rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries and caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. Swift has rushed 70 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns while catching 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns this season. The Lions had been working Swift in more and more over the past four games toward taking the team's primary spot in the backfield from veteran Adrian Peterson, who signed before Week 1, and Kerryon Johnson, who had been the starter the past two seasons.
Peterson and Johnson will likely get the bulk of the carries if Swift is unable to play Sunday. Star receiver Kenny Golladay sat out practice Thursday after he returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a hip injury against Indianapolis. Receiver Danny Amendola also missed his second straight practice due to a hip injury. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is dealing with a right thumb injury, practiced on a limited basis, as did receiver Marvin Jones (knee) and tight end T.J. Hockenson (toe).