Lions rookie cornerback Nevin Lawson will likely miss the rest of the season after dislocating his toes on Sunday, head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday. Caldwell said he "does not anticipate" Lawson will be able to return this season.
Caldwell added that Lawson is still in a hospital in North Carolina after undergoing surgery.
Lawson is listed as a second-string cornerback on Detroit's depth chart, but played 82 percent of the Lions' defensive snaps in Week 1 against the Giants, according to Football Outsiders. Lawson was filling in for Bill Bentley, who tore his ACL and will also miss the rest of the season.
Lawson was selected in the fourth round of this year's draft out of Utah State.
Detroit is 1-1 after falling 24-7 to the Panthers in Week 2. They host NFC North rival Green Bay in Week 3.
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