Detroit Lions lose WR Quintez Cephus to shoulder injury: 'It doesn't look good'

Detroit Lions' Quintez Cephus catches the ball for a first down during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 10, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Detroit Lions' already-thin receiving corps is down another weapon.

Second-year receiver Quintez Cephus suffered what Lions coach Dan Campbell called a likely serious shoulder injury with 59 seconds left in the first half of Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Cephus, who had emerged as the Lions' top receiver in recent weeks, was injured when he was driven hard to the ground by two Vikings defenders on the Lions sideline.

"It looks like it’s in the shoulder-front area," Campbell said. "Could be his clavicle, could be his shoulder, but it doesn’t look good."


Cephus had played the best football of his young career in recent weeks. He caught touchdowns in each of the Lions' first two games, and set career-highs with four catches for 83 yards in last week's loss to the Chicago Bears.

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