Sam Laporta receives injury update ahead of Detroit Lions' playoff game
Sam LaPorta had a record-breaking rookie season for the Detroit Lions. Along the way, the franchise went 12-5 to capture the NFC North and reach the playoffs.
It is the first playoff appearance for the Lions since 2016, but LaPorta’s status for the game remains cloudy. The Iowa product sustained an ugly-looking knee injury in the final game of the regular season.
The good news for LaPorta is that head coach Dan Campbell was optimistic about the tight end’s improvement at his Wednesday press conference. According to Campbell, there is still a chance LaPorta can suit up for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Sam LaPorta’s got an outside shot now. We’ll see. We’ll know a lot — in 48 hours, we’re going to know a lot with him,” said Campbell. “But he’s got an outside shot… It’s very much we’re taking in days, not weeks here. Which is a good thing.”
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Though only a rookie, LaPorta has been a difference-maker for the Lions. He finished second on the team with 86 catches for 889 receiving yards and tied with Amon-Ra St. Brown for Detroit’s lead with 10 receiving touchdowns.