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D’Andre Swift missing significant time with groin injury in training camp

D’Andre Swift #32 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball during Training Camp on July 30, 2021 in Allen Park, Michigan. Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions second-year running back, D’Andre Swift, continues to miss time with a groin injury, per MLive’s Kyle Meinke. Meinke says that Swift, “has missed significant practice time while nursing a sore groin. He’s suited up almost every day, but rarely participated in seven-on-seven or 11-on-11 work.”

The Lions also lost rookie running back Jemar Jefferson as he left practice on Monday with a leg injury. Meinke says that Jefferson has been doing well and was set for a big workload in their first preseason game. If Jefferson misses significant time, it appears that Jamaal Williams would be the lone back still practicing who is set to see a meaningful workload during the regular season.

Before training camp we heard reports of Williams being the possible early down back while Swift saw more work as a receiving back. That talk came from both OC Anthony Lynn and head coach Dan Campbell and there’s little doubt the two backs will share time this season. The fact that Swift has been injured can’t be helping his status to see more work during the season.