The Detroit Lions will face the Colts on Sunday potentially without these four players
Having won three of their last four games, and in the midst of a two-game winning streak, the 3-3 Detroit Lions hope to maintain that positive momentum against the 4-2 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. And they’ll do so with four of their players considered questionable for the matchup.
On Friday, the Lions released their final injury report for the upcoming Week Eight contest. Five total players made an appearance on the list for Detroit. Four of them have been officially designated as questionable for the game at Ford Field this Sunday.
The four players in question include left tackle Taylor Decker (shoulder), cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring), defensive back Darryl Roberts (groin/hip), and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (not injury related). Of the four, Decker would be the biggest concern.
The Lions’ starter at left tackle was limited during Thursday’s practice session but did not participate at all on Friday. If Decker is unable to play against the Colts on Sunday, Tyrell Crosby is expected to take his place. Although the Lions have a few options they could go with instead.
Both Trufant and Roberts were limited during Detroit’s practice sessions on Thursday and Friday. Reeves-Maybin did not practice the entire week.
The other name on the final injury report was running back Adrian Peterson. That was due to an abdomen injury. But the Lions’ starter over their last four games was a full participant at practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. Peterson is expected to be a full-go for Sunday’s game.
One name that did not appear on the Detroit Lions’ final injury report is cornerback Justin Coleman. The veteran slot corner is currently on the Reserve/Injured list due to a hamstring injury and hasn’t played since Week One. But reports seem to indicate Coleman still has a chance to return this Sunday against the Colts.