Detroit Lions left tackle Jeff Backus suffered an apparent hamstring injury during Sunday afternoon's game against the Green Bay Packers. His return for the remainder of Sunday's game is questionable, which likely means that first-round pick Riley Reiff will be seeing full-time reps for the rest of the game.
A key veteran presence on Detroit's offensive line, Backus has started every single game for the Lions since being drafted by the team with the 18th overall pick in the 2001 draft. That's 186 consecutive starts including Sunday's, but the streak is potentially at risk depending on the severity of Backus' injury.
For now, the Lions will turn to their latest young offensive lineman, Reiff. Drafted 23rd overall out of Iowa this year, he's already started four games across the line for Detroit this season, but he's considered the future at left tackle once Backus decides to call it quits.