Drayton Florence Injury: Lions CB Could Miss Significant Time

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Drayton Florence #31 of the Detroit Lions breaks this long pass up to Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lions CB Drayton Florence could be out for a while with a forearm injury sustained in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence could miss multiple games -- and possibly the remainder of the season -- with a right forearm injury, according to Anwar Richardson of Mlive.com. Florence sustained the injury in the second half of the Lions' 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz wasn't too positive about the situation during his comments to the press on Monday:

"He's in the process right now of going through it (evaluations)," Schwartz said. "He got some preliminary stuff at the stadium, but he's going to have some more stuff. It doesn't look real good, but we'll see."

While Schwartz was certainly vague about the details of the injury, he also appears to be quite concerned about it. And for good reason; the Lions are already dealing with injuries to three other defensive backs. Bill Bentley, Chris Houston and Louis Delmas missed Sunday's game, and it's possible that none of the three will be ready for Detroit's Week 3 contest against the Tennessee Titans.

For more on the Lions, be sure to visit Pride Of Detroit. And, for additional coverage from around the league, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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