Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown Suffers Leg Injury

The Detroit Lions are one of the NFL's most promising teams heading into the 2023 season, but their offense may have taken a hit on Wednesday afternoon. Pro Bowl wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown was tended to by trainers because of a lower leg injury.

Thankfully, early indications are St. Brown isn't facing a serious injury, but further testing will reveal how much recovery time he'll require. Fellow wide receiver Jameson Williams also suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

The Lions finished fifth in scoring and fourth in yards gained in 2022, and St. Brown was a huge reason why. He led all Lions in receptions (106), receiving yards (1161), and receiving touchdowns (6), earning the first Pro Bowl of his young career in the process.

For all the optimism surrounding the Lions, they face serious questions heading into Week 1. Leading rushers Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift both left in free agency, and it remains to be seen how much of that production 2023 first-round pick Jahmyr Gibbs can replace. 

At pass catcher, 2022 first-round pick Jameson Williams is pegged for a significant role, but he has yet to prove he can be trusted. He hauled in a single reception for 41 yards over the entirety of the 2022 regular season as he recovered from an ACL tear, and he's facing a six-game suspension for gambling to open the 2023 season.

In only his third season, St. Brown is somehow already the most established and important player on the Lions offense. The Lions will need his leadership and playmaking if they're going to have any chance of winning their first playoff game since the 1991 postseason. Hopefully, St. Brown can deliver a healthy season.

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