Week 13 status in doubt
Lions head coach Dan Campbell said Monday that "it's hard to see" Swift (shoulder) playing against the Vikings this weekend, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Swift sprained his shoulder in the Lions' 16-14 loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving Day, with the injury preventing him from returning for the second half of the contest. He's still feeling sore four days later, and Campbell acknowledged the running back will have a tough time gaining clearance for the Week 13 contest. While the Lions likely won't make an official call on Swift's status until after their final practice of the week Friday, Jamaal Williams tentatively looks in line to serve as Detroit's lead back for at least one game.
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Head coach Dan Campbell expressed concern with Swift holding up under a large workload, Jeff Risdon of USA Today reports. "[Swift]'s got that ability, and so my gosh man, you want those guys out there every play, but ... I would like to see, if we get him out of camp, get his legs under him, get him in really good shape, like I said get the intensity, get the volume under him and then let's see where he looks like," Campbell said.