RB Ameer Abdullah's once promising season might be over after he suffered a foot injury in Week 2 vs. Tennessee. - From Detroit Free Press
Log Out Lions running back Ameer Abdullah runs past a blocker during the second quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.(Photo: Joe Robbins, Getty Images) The Detroit Lions placed their starting running back on injured reserve today with a foot injury he suffered in last weekend's 16-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
While initial X rays showed no fracture, Abdullah had enough swelling in his foot that the Lions sent him to Charlotte, N.C., to get a second opinion from renowned foot surgeon Dr.
With Abdullah gone, Theo Riddick takes over as the Lions' No.
1 running back, and rookie seventh-round pick Dwayne Washington slides into the backup role.
3 running back for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers (1 p.m., Fox), and the Lions worked out Joique Bell on Tuesday.