The Detroit Lions suffered a serious blow Sunday afternoon, and it wasn't the 31-14 loss to the New York Jets. Speedy wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim, who was signed in the off-season to replace veteran Johnnie Morton, will miss the remainder of the regular season after fracturing and dislocating his hip.
Hakim suffered the injury early in the first quarter.
Although the full extent is not known, Hakim's injury is similar to the injury that ended the career of former Raiders' running back Bo Jackson in 1990. After being placed onto a stretcher, Hakim was carted off the Ford Field turf.
"Az Hakim has a hip dislocation," Lions' head coach Marty Mornhinweg said following the game. "There is a fracture in there and that appears to be season-ending."
Hakim entered the game leading Detroit with 36 receptions for 527 yards, including three touchdowns. He played in all nine contests.
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