The Detroit Lions may not have one of their star offensive weapons on Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons. So is Amon-Ra St. Brown playing? The star receiver picked up a questionable tag after being inconsistently available in practice. Let’s look at the most recent Amon-Ra St. Brown injury updates as we assess whether he will be available in Week 3.
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Amon-Ra St. Brown Injury Update: Is Detroit’s Star Playing Sunday?
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Amon-Ra St. Brown Injury Update
Star receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown went down with a toe injury in the third quarter of Detroit’s Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He exited briefly before returning, but despite his ability to play through the injury last week, his availability for Week 3 isn’t guaranteed.
St. Brown’s availability has been inconsistent this week. He missed Wednesday’s practice entirely before logging a limited session on Thursday and a full session on Friday. St. Brown called the injury “nothing too serious,” adding that it has “been getting better every day.”
Some feared that St. Brown was suffering from turf toe, which is a somewhat serious issue, but he addressed those fears earlier this week. He explained that it was a bone bruise, adding that if he does play, he’ll use a steel plate in his shoe to keep it safe.
Is Amon-Ra St. Brown Playing for Detroit in Week 3?
So is Amon-Ra St. Brown playing for Detroit in Week 3? All signs point to yes. St. Brown intends to play, which he told the press on Friday, but the final decision isn’t his. Head coach Dan Campbell designated him as questionable for a reason.
Still, bettors should expect St. Brown to suit up. There is minimal risk that he re-injures himself or is limited because of the injury, per NFL injury analyst Deepak Chona. Since St. Brown wants to be out there, I expect to see him out there — he has missed just one game with an injury in his career.