Campbell, on Laporta: “It’s not as bad as it looks, but it’s not good news. “

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell provided an update on injuries to tight end Sam LaPorta and wide receiver Kalife Raymond on Sunday after the team’s 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
According to NFL media reports on Sunday, Laporta underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with knee hyperextension and a bone bruise.
He is expected to be sidelined for some time until the NFL postseason begins next week.
LaPorta left Sunday’s final regular season game against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter with a left knee injury.
“The best thing I can say is it’s not as bad as it looks, but it’s not good news,” Campbell said Sunday.
“I mean, we’ll know more tomorrow.
But I know it looked bad, it wasn’t that bad.
But that doesn’t mean things around it look good.
Leaf (Kaliph Raymond) digs into the same world a little bit.
Raymond left with a knee injury in the fourth quarter.
He had two catches for 50 yards and four punt returns for a total He finished Sunday’s game adding 89 yards.
Campbell added that he believes both Amon-Ra St.
Brown and Brian Branch are in good shape for the team’s playoff opener next week.
He explained his decision to start Sunday’s game.
“No, you don’t want the boys to get hurt.
I said a prayer last night, we always do before our players’ games,” Campbell said.
“We don’t want anyone to get hurt, especially in a game like this.
” Again, we had two tight ends and we used Skip (Dan Skipper).
So we tried to limit what was possible and it happened to be the match that happened.
Then Leaf, it’s similar.
Towards the end we tried to take care of Saint there.

Well, when you bring Leaf into the game, Leaf gets hurt.
It’s a tough deal, it’s tough.
LaPorta had a historic rookie season, ranking as the best rookie tight end of all time in several categories.
With his first catch, he set a record for receptions by a rookie tight end on Sunday.
With that receiving touchdown, he became his third rookie tight end to score his 10 touchdowns.

He joins Mike Ditka (1961) and Rob Gronkowski (2010) as the only players at this position to accomplish this feat.

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