Detroit Lions' Star Wide Receiver, Josh Reynolds, Grapples with Groin Injury


Detroit Lions' Star Wide Receiver, Josh Reynolds, Grapples with Groin Injury
Detroit Lions' Star Wide Receiver, Josh Reynolds, Grapples with Groin Injury © Gregory Shamus/GettyImages

Detroit Lions are holding their breath as wide receiver Josh Reynolds navigates a nagging groin injury. This setback has caused Reynolds to be limited in several practice sessions. Notably, in Week 3, he faced a similar hindrance, where he was confined to limited participation in two training sessions.

However, despite these limitations, his status for the upcoming Sunday game remains optimistic. During Week 3, despite his injury, Reynolds showcased his prowess against the Seattle Seahawks. He caught five pivotal passes, covering 66 yards and securing two touchdowns.

The stats reaffirm that his injury didn't significantly hamper his game performance. This season, Reynolds has emerged as a key figure for quarterback Jared Goff, becoming one of his primary targets.

Reynolds' Week 3 Injury Mystery

Reflecting on the onset of this injury, details remain sketchy.

Reynolds' name first popped up on the injury radar during Week 3. Though the specifics of his injury are yet to be ascertained, the silver lining is that it hasn't deterred him from contributing significantly on the field. A testament to the good fortune of the Lions and their avid supporters.

Adding to the Lions' concerns, Amon-Ra Saint Brown, the team's lead wide receiver, is also battling an injury. Coach Dan Campbell expresses uncertainty regarding Brown's participation in Week 5. In the event of Brown's absence, the weight of expectation would undoubtedly intensify on Reynolds.

This could mean an increase in Reynolds' fantasy value for the week, as he's poised to become Goff's primary target. The looming question remains: Will Josh Reynolds be fit for Week 5? Indications suggest a positive trajectory.

His recent practice routine mirrors that of Week 3. Back then, he was labeled questionable but eventually played. A complete participation in Friday's practice session would signal a significant boost for the Lions as they gear up to face the Carolina Panthers this Sunday at 1 p.m.

ET. So far this season, Reynolds boasts of 12 catches spanning 215 yards, accompanied by two touchdowns. In the off-chance that both Reynolds and Brown are sidelined, Jameson Williams is slated to be Detroit's frontline receiver against Carolina. But, given the current prognosis, the odds favor Reynolds gracing the field in Week 5.

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