Okudah was hurt in the fourth quarter on Sunday, in a 41-33 loss to the Niners.
The cornerback of the Detroit Lions, Jeff Okudah, has an Achilles tendon injury that ended his seasonthe team announced Monday.
“He’ll be out for the rest of the year,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “I hate him for him, and I hate him for us as a team because he had really improved.”
Okudah was hurt in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers who held on to win 41-33 against the Lions.
“As someone who got hurt a lot as a player, I know what it’s like to be in the recovery room again,” Campbell said. “You have to be careful not to let this get you down. His entire focus after surgery should be on preparing for 2022 ”.
Detroit selected the Ohio State star with the third overall pick last year and injuries limited him to nine games as a rookie. Okudah seemed to make improvements during training camp, but had a tough game in Week 1.
Lions secondary defense coach Aubrey Pleasant was seen yelling at Okudah, 22, who talked as much as he listened, on the bench. Later in the game, Okudah fell while covering a 79-yard touchdown reception.
Campbell said the team will be looking for a veteran to help a very young high school.
Detroit (0-1) will play Green Bay (0-1) in Week 2 on Monday night.