The Detroit Lions will be without three starters against the Packers in Week Two
After losing in their regular-season opener at Ford Field last Sunday to a divisional opponent, the Detroit Lions are set to rebound against another NFC North foe in Week Two. Unfortunately, they’ll have to do so without three of their starters who have landed on the team’s final injury report on Friday.
Following the Lions’ opening loss to the Chicago Bears in Week One, Detroit will now travel to Lombardi Field to take on the 1-0 Green Bay Packers this Sunday. And they’ll do so with eight of their players either designated as being out or questionable for the contest due to injury.
A total of 10 names landed on the Lions’ injury report on Friday. Of that group, four had the designation of being officially ruled out against the Packers in Week Two. Those players include three starters in wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring), and guard Joe Dahl. Undrafted rookie tight end Hunter Bryant is also out with a hamstring injury.
Four other players are officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Those names are offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot), safety C.J. Moore (hamstring), cornerback Darryl Roberts (calf), and defensive tackle Nick Williams (shoulder).
The injuries to both Dahl and Vaitai could leave the Lions without two starters along their offensive line this Sunday. The latter was unable to play in Week One and was replaced on the line at right tackle by Tyrell Crosby.
The other area of major concern for the Detroit Lions is cornerback. Slot corner Justin Coleman was placed on Injured Reserve this past week after suffering a hamstring injury against the Bears in Week One.
Coleman’s fellow starting cornerback, Desmond Trufant, will be sidelined against the Packers as well. Luckily for Detroit, it appears the team’s 2020 first-round selection, cornerback Jeff Okudah, is set to make his NFL debut after a hamstring injury forced him to sit out last week.