Quintez Cephus headed to IR with a broken shoulder

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The injury bug continues to attack the Detroit Lions. In Week 5, it bit starting wide receiver Quintez Cephus.

Cephus is headed to the injured reserve list with a broken collarbone suffered in Sunday’s 19-17 loss in Minnesota against the Vikings. He was injured on his third catch of the first half, landing awkwardly on the sideline and staying down. He was taken to the training room via a cart.

A broken collarbone typically carries a 6-week recovery if no surgery is needed, and can take up to four months if surgery is required. It is unknown yet if Cephus will need corrective surgery.

The second-year wideout has emerged as one of the Lions’ top offensive threats. Veteran Tyrell Williams remains on IR with a concussion suffered in Week 1.