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Josh Wilson has 'significant' injury; Lions need CB help

Josh Wilson was injured late in Detroit's win over Green Bay. Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions are going to need some help at cornerback.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Monday that veteran Josh Wilson has suffered a “significant” injury and that the injury is “not a one-week injury.”

Wilson was injured late in Detroit’s 18-16 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and was seen leaving the locker room on crutches following the game. Caldwell would not say whether the team would be placing Wilson on injured reserve.

Caldwell also said Nevin Lawson, who has become one of Detroit’s starting corners after the Lions placed Rashean Mathis on injured reserve Saturday, is going through concussion protocol.

The Lions have three healthy corners heading into Sunday’s game against Oakland: Darius Slay, rookie Quandre Diggs and newly-signed Crezdon Butler. The Lions are facing Oakland, which has the No. 7 passing offense in the NFL, on Sunday.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” Caldwell said. “I don’t know of any team that we’re going to face in the National Football League that doesn’t have guys that can run and catch it. [Amari] Cooper is not going to be any different and [Derek] Carr has had an unbelievable year and they can run the ball, too, and they have a big, physical offensive line.

“So yeah, it’s not just going to be that area. Much like last week, when we spoke, it’s going to take the entire unit to play well against this group.”