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Jeff Okudah underwent core-muscle surgery on both sides last season

by Brad Camara | Lions Correspondent | Wed, Jul 21st 8:38pm EDT

Detroit Lions defensive back Jeff Okudah (groin) underwent core-muscle surgery on both sides last season in December. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Okudah is fully recovered from core-muscle surgery and was given a clean bill of health entering training camp. “While he tore a core muscle on one side in ‘20, he had surgery to repair both,” said Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. “The non-injured side for precaution because if you tear one, you often tear the other.” The No. 3 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft rocked up 47 tackles and an interception over nine games in 2020. Okudah should be all systems go for training camp, and his presence on the field only helps the Lions' defense. Detroit allowed a whopping 285 yards per game through the air last season, which ranked 31st among all NFL teams. Even with a fully healthy Jeff Okudah, the Lions DST is currently 31st among all defenses in the latest ECR and is a DST to avoid in all league formats.

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