Jermaine Kearse was hoping for a bounce-back season. It didn't last one preseason drive.
The Detroit Lions receiver suffered a broken leg and associated injuries to his ankle, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
The 29-year-old had been the Lions' top reserve receiver during training camp, according to reporters in Detroit. Instead of shining in that role to get his career back on track, Kearse will spend 2019 in rehab after the brutal injury.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring from Thursday's games:
- Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld was taken off the field in a cart after suffering a broken left wrist. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters after the game Sudfeld would have surgery on Friday, but added that the injury was not season-ending.
- Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant left Thursday's game with an ankle injury. Running back Bo Scarbrough left in the second half with a hand injury.