The Detroit Lions have released their final injury report before Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and Matthew Stafford is one of six Lions listed as probable to play. Stafford’s return to the practice field yesterday was a strong indication that he would play and that was reinforced when he practiced again today. Being designated as probable virtually seals the deal.
Joining Matthew Stafford as probable are Corey Hilliard (elbow), Lawrence Jackson (calf), Calvin Johnson (ankle), Rob Sims (knee) and Titus Young (knee).
Justin Durant (back), Mikel Leshoure (groin), Tony Scheffler (calf) and Amari Spievey (groin) are questionable to play. Spievey was not listed on the injury report at the start of the week but was limited in yesterday’s practice and was out today. Durant, Leshoure and Scheffler were all limited during Friday’s practice.
Louis Delmas (knee) and Travis Lewis (quad) did not practice at all this week and neither is expected to play despite being designated as doubtful. Corey Williams was also absent from practice this week and has been ruled out following knee surgery.
The NFL defines the game status designations as follows:
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play