The news that fans of the Detroit Lions feared ahead of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers arrived on Friday afternoon.
It's a tough break for the first-year pro who had recently emerged as Detroit's top backfield option and a fantasy football must-start. Swift accumulated 81 rushing yards on a career-high 16 carries with five catches for 68 yards and a touchdown in last Sunday's 30-27 victory over the Washington Football Team, and he had risen above both Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson on the depth chart.
Peterson, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, will likely resume his role as Detroit's top ball-carrier. He leads the Lions with 371 rushing yards and 97 attempts, and he's found the end zone twice.
Johnson, meanwhile, has recorded 112 yards and a score on 30 carries. He also has a receiving TD this year.
Earlier in the day, the Panthers ruled All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey out due to the shoulder injury he suffered in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 8. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is dealing with an MCL sprain and will be a game-time decision.