Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has yet to play this season. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Lions Pro Bowl WR Kenny Golladay expected to make season debut in Week 3 vs. Cardinals

Kenny Golladay missed the first two games of the 2020 season for the Detroit Lions due to injury. While there's no definitive ruling on his Week 3 status, things are looking good for the wide receiver. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Golladay is expected to play next week against the Arizona Cardinals. The 26-year-old reportedly could've played Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers, but the Lions wanted to remain cautious with their top offensive weapon. 

Golladay suffered a hamstring injury during practice earlier this month. After starting the season 0-2, the team needs Golladay, who led the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns last season, to return.

Injuries have been a big problem for the Lions early on this season. On top of Golladay, four other starters were unavailable in Sunday's loss to Green Bay: Joe Dahl, Nick Williams, Desmond Trufant and Justin Coleman. 

Golladay is the Lions' top receiver and coming off a career year in 2019. He reeled in 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, earning a Pro Bowl nod. Getting him back for a Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals should help spark the offense, though nothing is guaranteed. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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