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Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson undergoes thumb surgery and is reimbursed for the season

On Thursday, Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson underwent thumb surgery in the morning and will be reimbursed for the season.

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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.”