Nov 25, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) stands on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions RB D’Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift on Friday was ruled out of this weekend’s game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings due to his right shoulder injury.

Swift was injured on a hard tackle by Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith in the second quarter of Detroit’s 16-14 loss on Thanksgiving Day.

“Right now, I feel like he’s maybe a week away. I’m hoping that, as a matter of fact,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said on Friday. “He’s still pretty sore, but he’s getting better, he’s improving, but we’ll see where it goes.”

Swift, 22, carried just three times for no yards and caught three passes for nine yards against the Bears.

The second-year back leads the team with 984 yards from scrimmage (555 rushing, 429 receiving). He has six touchdowns in 11 games this season for the Lions (0-10-1), who host the Vikings (5-6) on Sunday.

Jamaal Williams is expected to receive the bulk of the carries in Swift’s absence.

Williams has rushed for 388 yards and two touchdowns this season.

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