Detroit’s best quarterback hunter suffered a torn Achilles tendon that will prevent him from playing again this season
DETROIT – Romeo okwara, the best quarterback hunter for the Detroit Lions, will miss the rest of the season due to a torn Achilles tendon, confirmed the head coach Dan campbell this Monday.
The outside linebacker limped off the field of Soldier Field during the first quarter of the defeat of Detroit by 24-14 against Chicago Bears Sunday, with an injury. He was initially rated questionable to return for the ankle, but was later rated out of the match once the severity of the injury was known.
“I hate that for Romes, man. I tell you one thing, the way he works and how much he has invested in this. He’s a top-tier professional, and you hate this for him, “he said. Campbell. “And I hate him for our team, but I know he will come back better than ever next year.”
Okwara recorded six total tackles with one sack on the season. In 2020, he led the team with 10 sacks.
His injury is another hard blow for the franchise, on top of the 0-4 start for the club. The former third overall pick in the draft, Jeff Okudah, suffered a torn Achilles tendon that ended his season during Week 1 of the season.
Campbell He said the team will now depend on younger players, who must step up on defense.
“Fortunately, we have a lot of young guys here who are in line and in whom we have a lot of faith, a lot of hope,” he said. Campbell. “We know they will grow and we think they can become very good players over time.”
In addition, this Sunday, the center Frank ragnow suffered a foot injury during the loss, according to Campbell, and “probably be out” for some time.