The Detroit Lions head into their Thanksgiving matchup depleted
Coming off their worst loss of the season so far, a 20-0 blowout at the hands of the Carolina Panthers, the 4-6 Detroit Lions are hoping to get right against the 3-7 Houston Texans on Thanksgiving in front of a massive national television audience. But they’ll have to do so with six of their players already ruled out for the holiday contest.
On Wednesday, the Lions released their final injury report for the short week. And a whopping 16 players appeared on Detroit’s list as dealing with injuries warranting an appearance on the report. Of the 16, six players have been designated as out for the game. Three more are considered questionable for the home contest against the Texans at Ford Field.
Wide receiver Danny Amendola (hip), defensive end Austin Bryant (thigh), cornerback Mike Ford (concussion), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (groin), and the Lions’ top draft pick in 2020, cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder) will miss the holiday matchup due to their injuries.
Cornerback Amani Oruwariye (back), linebacker Reggie Ragland (ankle), and running back D’Andre Swift (concussion) are considered questionable for the game against the Texans. All three players were limited during Friday’s practice session.
The most important name to appear on the Lions’ final injury report this week was quarterback Matthew Stafford. The veteran passer is still dealing with the effects of a thumb injury he suffered back in Week 10 against the Washington Football Team. Stafford was limited during practices on both Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant on Friday.
Also making an appearance on the Detroit Lions’ final injury report on Friday were linebacker Jarrad Davis (knee), wide receiver Marvin Hall (toe), tight end T.J. Hockenson (shoulder), offensive guard Jonah Jackson (knee), linebacker Christian Jones (knee), and safety Will Harris (groin). All of which were full participants during Friday’s practice session except for Jones and Davis, who were both limited.