Lions' Taylor Decker dealing with undisclosed injury
Allen Park — Lost in the shuffle of Detroit Lions’ frenetic effort to rally from a two-touchdown deficit late in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks was starting left tackle Taylor Decker suffering an injury.
Decker left the game after quarterback Matthew Stafford’s fumble and was replaced by rookie Tyrell Crosby, who played the game’s final eight snaps.
“A little bit of an injury situation there, at the end of the game; we’re kind of evaluating that here today,” Lions coach Matt Patricia acknowledged. “We’ll see where that’s at.”
The Lions aren’t required to release an update on Decker’s injury until 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Prior to the injury, Decker hadn’t missed a snap this season. If the 2016 first-round pick’s issue keeps him out of the lineup this week against Minnesota, Crosby would be the next man up.
Considered a value selection in the fifth round of the most recent draft, Crosby has served as Detroit’s swing backup all season, but Sunday’s appearance against Seattle marked his first since the preseason.