An MRI scan on Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has revealed there to be no structural damage to his knee, according to reports.
The tight end had to leave during the first half of Monday night's controversial defeat against the Seattle Seahawks due to a problem with his knee. He was able to walk off the field, but he didn't return to the game and the extent of his injury was unclear.
Ebron has been shining for the Lions so far this season, and the hope for the NFC North side was that he hadn't caused any extreme damage to his knee. Brandon Pettigrew was already out with a hamstring injury, which would leave Tim Wright as the only healthy tight end on the roster.
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However, some good news has come today for Lions fans, as the MRI scan has revealed no structural damage to his knee, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN, but it is still unclear if he will be playing against the Arizona Cardinals this weekend.
Selected ninth overall in the 2014 draft, Ebron didn't have a good rookie season, as he only accumulated 248 yards and one touchdown from 25 receptions across 15 games.
This season has been completely different as over three games, the tight end has managed 179 yards and two touchdowns from 15 receptions, and he looks set to have a breakout year. This could be thanks to the Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who coached quarterbacks at the New Orleans Saints during the time of Jimmy Graham, so he should know how to make a tight end shine.
As he is on the path for a breakout year, the Lions will be hoping Ebron is not out for a lengthy period of time. But he could even miss no game time at all and play against the Cardinals this weekend.
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