Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus will be out for extended period of time after suffering a broken collarbone in Week 5 against the Vikings. The broken collarbone could potentially keep Cephus off the field for the rest of the 2021 season.
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news via Twitter on Monday.
#Lions WR Quintez Cephus suffered a broken collarbone Sunday, source said.
It'll be an extended absence and potentially season-ending for Cephus, who has been a bright spot in Detroit's challenging start.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2021
Cephus was a fifth round pick by the Lions in the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in 13 games during his rookie season, catching 20 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns. This season, in just five games, he caught 15 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns.
The 0-5 Lions have been bitten by the injury bug early in 2021. They have already lost Jeff Okudah, Romeo Okwara and Frank Ragnow for multiple weeks, among many others. Cephus is the latest player to be added to the lengthy injury report. They will try and get their first win of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
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