Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson suffered what is feared to be a season-ending injury during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Photo Credit: Junfu Han/ USA TODAY NETWORK Detroit Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (2) walks off the field after 37-31 loss to Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. Photo Credit: Junfu Han/ USA TODAY NETWORK

The Detroit Lions had a rough game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Not only did they lose the game but they sustained several injuries in defeat.

It was revealed on Monday that safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s injury may end his season.

Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of reported that “Gardner-Johnson is feared to have suffered a torn pec in Sunday’s game.” The report added that Gardner-Johnson is “now out indefinitely, potentially for the season.”

The NFL world reacted to the grim news.


Unfortunately, Gardner-Johnson’s brief tenure with the Lions has been dominated by injuries. He was carted off of the field during training camp with a knee injury, though it was later revealed to not be as bad as feared.

Gardner-Johnson, who was tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2022, was brought into Detroit to bolster the defense with hopes of helping the Lions turn into a contender. Week 1’s win against the Kansas City Chiefs seemed to be a good step toward doing that, as the Detroit not only beat the defending champs but limited their high-powered offense to 20 points.

While Gardner-Johnson sustained his injury early in the game on Sunday, he played the remainder of it, making eight total tackles.

[Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo]

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