Detroit Lions CB Emmanuel Moseley cannot catch a break.
Making his return after spending one year recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Week 5 last season, the star defender had to leave the field in the first quarter of their game vs. the Carolina Panthers and was unable to return.
Now, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Moseley has torn his ACL in his other knee, which is obviously a brutal turn of events for him, his team, and potentially his career.
In his first game back from the torn left ACL he suffered in Week 5 last year, Lions’ CB Emmanuel Moseley tore his right ACL in Week 5 this year vs. the Panthers, per source. Awful.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2023
Without Moseley, Dan Campbell leaned on Jerry Jacobs at CB, and he made the most of the opportunity by recording his third interception of the campaign.
Star rookie Jhamyr Gibbs was a late addition to their injury report with a hamstring injury, missing the game after being labeled as doubtful to play on Saturday afternoon.
Fortunately for them, they were able to rely on veteran RB David Montgomery to pick up the slack, and he responded by logging his second 100-yard effort in a row, all while Craig Reynolds ran for 52 yards and his first career touchdown on seven touches.
Dan Campbell praised his team’s ‘next man up’ mentality and depth, stating that it allowed them to take things slowly and avoid any unnecessary risks for Gibbs, especially considering the fact that hamstring injuries tend to linger.
The Lions have been as good as expected early in the season, and they’ll look to keep the momentum going on Sunday when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.NEXT: Lions Could Face Panthers Without 2 Key Players