Lions To Place Zach Zenner On IR

4:39pm: The Lions will promote running back George Winn from the taxi squad to take Zenner’s place, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets.

11:46am: The Lions will be placing running back Zach Zenner on the injured reserve list at some point in the near future, head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed today. As ESPN’s Michael Rothstein details, Zenner suffered multiple cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung on Sunday, and remains hospitalized for now.

Zenner, a promising rookie out of South Dakota State, earned a spot on the Lions’ roster out of camp, and saw some action behind Joique Bell, Ameer Abdullah, and Theo Riddick during the early going. For the season, Zenner has 60 rushing yards on 17 attempts, along with a pair of receptions.

Once Zenner officially lands on IR, the Lions will have an extra roster spot to either use on a running back or another position.

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  1. Dallas Robinson

    Big favorite of #drafttwitter. I was excited to see what he could do, especially given that it looks like Bell is done. Too bad.

  2. Sam Robinson

    The Lions are suddenly in need of a healthy contributor. Perhaps Pierre Thomas’ workout tour will head to Detroit for an impromptu show.


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