Detroit Lions Corner Back Jeff Okudah Suffers Season-Ending Achilles Injury

Jeff Okudah's sophomore season is over after one game. After exiting the Lions' season opener against the 49ers in the fourth quarter, last year's third overall pick suffered what appeared to be an Achilles injury. Upon receiving an MRI, the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the cornerback did indeed rupture his Achilles, and will miss the remainder of the season.

While Okudah is yet to live up to his high draft status, the Lions were optimistic that the 22-year-old would have a bounce-back season. It's been reported that Okudah had a promising offseason and would augment the team's secondary.
The former Ohio State Buckeye had a subpar rookie campaign. In nine games, Okudah put up 47 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception. Moreover, opposing quarterbacks exploited the young cornerback as he allowed 77% of their passes to be completed with an absurd passer rating of 118.

Unfortunately, injuries are becoming a pernicious trend in Okudah's young career. His inaugural season in the league was truncated after a core muscle injury placed him on injured reserve in December.

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