Lions TE Hockenson Clears Concussion Protocol, Expected To Play Monday At Green Bay

The Lions play at Lambeau Field with a chance to move into 1st place in the NFC North.

97.1 The Ticket
October 13, 2019 - 3:57 pm

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97.1 The Ticket -- The Lions got a little bit of good news on Sunday ahead of Monday's NFC North tilt with the rival Packers.

Rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson has officially cleared the league's concussion protocol and is expected to play on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. He has been removed from the Game Status Report.

Hockenson suffered a head injury after taking a scary fall while trying to leap over two defenders against the Chiefs two weeks ago. Reports had indicated Hockenson, the No. 8 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, would avoid heading to the injured reserve list.

While Hockenson will be active for the game, it was unclear how much playing time the Lions expect him to get.

On the team's latest injury report, a handful of other players were listed as quesitonable for Monday's game that could land the Lions (2-1-1) in first place in the NFC North. That includes defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand, who was officially downgraded to out for Monday's game with an elbow injury. Fellow DL Mike Daniels has already been ruled out against his former team. 


Other players listed as questionable on the report include wide receiver Danny Amendola (chest), defensive back Quandre Diggs (hamstring), A'Shawn Robinson (knee) and cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring). 

Quarterback Matthew Stafford was listed on the report with a hip injury he has been battling in recent weeks, but was a full participant in practice the last three days and will start.

The Lions are 2-2 in Monday Night Football games in the last three seasons, having lost last year's season opener to the Jets in embarrassing fashion, 48-17. The prior season, the Lions went 2-0 on MNF, including a Week 10 win at Green Bay.