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Lions DE James Houston, RB David Montgomery to miss time

Field Level Media
19 Sep 2023, 01:19 GMT+10

(Photo credit: Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK)

Detroit Lions pass rusher James Houston is headed to injured reserve with a right ankle injury and running back David Montgomery is dealing with a quad injury he said Monday will take "a couple of weeks" to heal.

Houston left Ford Field wearing a boot on his right foot and surgery could be a consideration for what is reportedly a fractured ankle.

Head coach Dan Campbell said Houston would be out "for a while" in his postgame update Sunday. NFL Network reported Monday that Houston's ankle is fractured, with a recovery window of 6-8 weeks.

Houston, 24, didn't become a regular until late November last season and posted 8.0 sacks in seven games. In Week 1 of the 2023 season, he had a 30 percent pass-rush win rate at Kansas City.

The 2022 sixth-round draft pick left Sunday's loss to Seattle after posting one tackle.

Montgomery, 26, also left Sunday's game, getting carted off at the start of the fourth quarter with a thigh bruise. He did not return after rushing for 67 yards and a score. Montgomery started both games this season, rushing for 141 yards and two TDs.

--Field Level Media

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