Injury news: It appears that he won’t be able to make it even before the training camp begins because of..

It was known that defensive lineman D.J. Reader would miss a significant amount of time during the summer due to his recovery from a ruptured quad, when the Lions signed him earlier in free agency this offseason.

Head coach Dan Campbell provided an update on the veteran’s recovery schedule on Thursday before practice, speculating that Reader would not be ready to play by the beginning of training camp the following month.

Reader first tore his quadriceps in 2020, but this is the second time he has sustained the ailment, having occurred in Week 15 of the previous season.

Although Reader sustained the injury in Week 5 of the previous season, the initial torn quad did not keep him from being ready for the 2021 season.

Though there’s no guarantee that this one will keep him out until beyond Week 1, the longer he misses training camp, the more likely that is.

Wednesday night, cornerback Khalil Dorsey was taken off the field due to an injury he sustained close to the finish of practice. Fortunately, it’s not a catastrophic injury, as Campbell stated that Dorsey’s ankle is hurt.

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