On Thursday, Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson underwent thumb surgery in the morning and will be reimbursed for the season.
T.J. Hockenson is expected to recover before the off-season training program begins. T.J. Hockenson was injured in a previous victory over the Minnesota Vikings. In that game, T.J. Hockenson contributed 4 catches, advanced 49 yards and 1 touchdown.
T.J. Hockenson is quarterback Jared Goff’s most trusted pass target this season. T.J. Hockenson completed 61 catches, advanced 583 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
At present, the second receiver in the Detroit Lions team is rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Amon-Ra St. Brown has completed 57 catches, advanced 511 yards and one touchdown. After hearing TJ Hockenson’s news, Amon-Ra St. Brown said: “It’s so sad. TJ Hockenson is an excellent member of the Detroit Lions… Losing TJ Hockenson means we have to stand up. Whether it’s a close end, Wide receivers, running backs, we all have to stand up and complete the offense.”