Aug 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Injury Report: Nick Fairley Questionable to Face Cardinals


The Detroit Lions finished their week of practice for their week two matchup with the Arizona Cardinals and with that comes the final injury report.

Of the players to land on the injury report this week, only Jason Fox (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Corey Hilliard will get the start in his place and that likely means undrafted free agent LaAdrian Waddle will get his first chance to be on the active gameday roster after being inactive a week ago.

Jason Jones (knee), Louis Delmas (knee) and Don Carey (hamstring) joined Fox as non-participants at today’s practice. Carey has been listed as doubtful to play while Delmas and Jones are probable.

Ashlee Palmer (ankle) and John Wendling (ankle) were limited in today’s practice and both are probable to play on Sunday.

Nick Fairley (shoulder) practiced for the first time this week, albeit on a limited basis. Still, his presence at practice is a good sign that he could play on Sunday despite officially being listed as questionable. Fairley suffered the injury during the game last week but was able to finish the game. His absence from practice earlier in the week was likely precautionary as he has dealt with shoulder injuries in the past.

Reggie Bush practiced fully today, as he has all week, despite being listed with finger and groin ailments. He is listed as probable and there is no reason fans should be concerned that Bush will not play. He will and once again, he’ll be a big part of the offensive attack.

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

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