Report: Lions CB Jeff Okudah suffered ruptured Achilles, out for season

Lions lose Okudah for the year

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 13: Jeff Okudah #23 of the Detroit Lions throws a ball before the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on August 13, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 13: Jeff Okudah #23 of the Detroit Lions throws a ball before the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on August 13, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) (2021 Nic Antaya)

Detroit Lions second-year cornerback Jeff Okudah’s season is over after he suffered an Achilles injury in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Okudah left the game in the second half. The former 3rd overall pick was entering his second season with Detroit, and was hoping to improve from a disappointing rookie season.

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