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Lions TE Eric Ebron Dealing With An Ankle Injury, Not An Achilles’ Issue

Update:

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions TE Eric Ebron is dealing with an ankle injury, and not an Achilles’ issue, which was previously reported.

Birkett mentions that Ebron was walking with a slight limp and had what appeared to be a sleeve on his right ankle.

Lions HC Jim Caldwell wouldn’t offer any updates regarding Ebron’s injury or potential time table.

“I’m not going to talk about injuries or anything of that nature,” Caldwell said. “I think you guys know me by now.”

“I’m not going to discuss anything,” Caldwell added. “I’m not going to get into prognosticating. I’m not the doctor, etc., and I’m not going to talk about that.

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Ian Rapoport is reporting that injured Lions TE Eric Ebron has indicated to “at least two teammates” that he should be okay, despite being carted off during Saturday’s practice with an Achilles’ injury.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the “early word” regarding Lions TE Eric Ebron, who was carted off the field during Saturday’s practice is that he sustained an Achilles injury.

Assuming this is accurate, it would be a devastating loss for the Lions’ offensive attack, as they have high hopes for Ebron in 2016.

After Calvin Johnson retired, Detroit has said that they were expecting Ebron to help mitigate his loss to some degree. However, it’s now a possibility that he could miss majority, if not all, of the upcoming season.

Ebron, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his our-year, $12.249 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,233,558 for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Ebron appeared 14 games for the Lions and totaled 47 receptions for 537 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Ebron’s injury as the news is available.