September 11, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Chris Houston (23) reacts with defensive back Louis Delmas (26) after an interception during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Lions Release First Injury Report of 2012

The Detroit Lions’ season is just getting started but unfortunately that doesn’t mean they are beginning with a blank injury report. Only two players were named on the Detroit Lions’ first injury report of the 2012 season but they are two pretty important players.

Louis Delmas, the team’s best safety, and Chris Houston, the team’s best cornerback, both were unable to practice today. Delmas is still working his way back from a knee issue for which he underwent surgery during the preseason. Chris Houston sprained an ankle against the Oakland Raiders and missed the final preseason game against the Bills.

John Wendling figures to get the start on Sunday if Louis Delmas is unable to go against the Rams. Drayton Florence, Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey should all see plenty of playing time in week one but will get even more if Houston is not able to play.

The injury report will get updated two more times this week before the Lions will have to put a designation on both players indicating their likelihood of playing. Both players, especially Delmas, will need to get on the practice field at some point this week if they are to have any hope at playing against the Rams.

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