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Detroit Lions rookie running back D’Andre Swift didn’t practice Thursday due to a concussion, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers in doubt considering the NFL’s concussion protocol rules.
It’s not clear when Swift suffered the concussion. He was not listed on the team’s injury report Wednesday, and he spoke with the media for almost five minutes after practice Wednesday.
Swift was coming off the first start of his career last Sunday against Washington; he rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries and caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. Swift has rushed 70 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns while catching 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns this season.
He was asked Wednesday what he could potentially do in his second start against the Panthers.
“Keep being consistent. Keep getting better,” Swift said. “There’s a lot of stuff I can get better at, looking at the tape from last game. Just keep being consistent and keep getting better each week.”
The Lions had been working Swift in more and more over the past four games toward taking the team’s primary spot in the backfield