Jeff Okudah's Second NFL Season Over After Just One Game Due to Ruptured Achilles

By Dan Hope on September 13, 2021 at 10:17 am
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Jeff Okudah's second season in the NFL is already over.

The former Ohio State cornerback will miss the rest of the 2021 season after suffering a ruptured Achilles in the Detroit Lions’ season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday.

A unanimous All-American for the Buckeyes in 2019 who was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Okudah has battled injuries since he arrived in the NFL last year. As a rookie, Okudah missed time with both a hamstring injury and a core muscle injury and played in just nine games.

Now, after a rough start to the season in which he also got beat by 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel for a 79-yard touchdown, Okudah will have to wait until 2022 for the chance to redeem himself.

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