Lions' Star Wide Receiver Avoids Concussion

The Detroit Lions suffered another disappointing loss in Week 7, falling 24-6 to the Dallas Cowboys due in part to the untimely exit of star wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown after a mere 10 offensive snaps because of concussion protocol. Lions head coach Dan Campbell shared some good news on the second-year pass catcher at his Monday presser, revealing that St. Brown did not in fact suffer a concussion.
St. Brown exited against the Cowboys after demonstrating motor instability, instantly rendering him ineligible for a return according to the new concussion protocol implemented following quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's famous head injury. His lack of an actual concussion diagnosis should position him for a quick return and he should be available for Week 8's matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

St. Brown's comeback should refresh a Lions offense that has stumbled in recent weeks after an incredibly hot start. Across the wide receiver's first three relatively healthy starts, the Lions scored an impressive 31.7 points per game. Over their last two games, in which St. Brown has played a mere 31 total offensive snaps due to a pair of early exits, the team has scored six total points.

St. Brown joined the Lions as their 112th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He immediately emerged as a surprise steal for the team, compiling 973 yards from scrimmage and six total touchdowns as a rookie. He followed his debut year with a hot start to the 2022 regular season, totalling 321 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in his first three starts, but a variety of injuries have cost him most of the team's past three games. 
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