Lions T.J. Lang placed in concussion protocol

Symptoms first appeared on Wednesday

Lions right guard T.J. Lang sustained a concussion in Monday night’s win at Green Bay.
However symptoms didn’t appear until Wednesday when he left practice feeling ill. He was listed on Wednesday’s injury report as having an illness. Doctors saw him after practice and diagnosed him.
Coach Jim Caldwell announced Thursday morning that Lang is in concussion protocol now.
This is not unusual, it can take days for symptoms to appear, per
Concussions vary so it’s impossible to know if Lang will be ready to play on Sunday against the Browns. The timeline seems fairly tight.
Lang has played in seven of eight games so far. He was a late scratch at New Orleans with back issues. In that game he was replaced by Emmett Cleary who could also fill in on Sunday if needed.

Author: Paula Pasche

Paula Pasche, a veteran sports writer, covers the Detroit Lions for her Lions Lowdown blog. She has written two books, "Game of My Life Detroit Lions" and "100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" which are available at bookstores and on She won first place for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit (Class B) in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was The Oakland Press 2010 Staffer of the Year.

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