ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions rookie receiver Charles Rogers suffered a dislocated finger during practice Tuesday
The Lions first-round draft pick in the 2003 NFL Draft was injured in the morning session and did not practice in the afternoon.
“He dislocated his ring finger," head coach Steve Mariucci said after the afternoon practice. "It required a couple of stitches. He’s going to see the hand specialist tomorrow. He’s already on antibiotics so he won’t get an infection and we will learn more tomorrow.
“It was bleeding, so it was open – there was a break in the skin. That’s why he had the two stitches.”
Mariucci said the Lions would know more about the injury after Rogers sees the specialist.
“I don’t know. If there is nothing broken and it’s still in place, then it may just be a matter of the stitches holding up and him being back in a few days," Mariucci said. "He has to see the specialist first.”
Rogers wasn't the only Lion to suffer a hand injury Tuesday. Second-year tight end John Owens also missed the afternoon session after he broke a bone in his hand.
“He has a break in the fourth metacarpal," Mariucci said. "He too will see the specialist tomorrow to determine if anything other than just letting it heal is going to be required. We will then know the number of days he will be wrapped up. It shouldn’t prevent him from running routes and doing some drills and that sort of thing. It might hurt a little bit when he catches the ball but again, like I said, we will learn more tomorrow.”