Detroit Lions injury report: Week 5 vs. Vikings
Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, here’s the Friday injury report for the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in Week 5, as they try to put a mark in the win column against a division rival. It’ll be their third game within the NFC North in their first five.
Center Frank Ragow (turf toe) and defensive end Romeo Okwara (Achilles) suffered injuries in Week 4 against the Bears. Both have been placed on IR, with Okwara out for the season and Ragnow to miss at least three games. Left tackle Taylor Decker (finger) is still on IR.
All things considered, it’s a fairly short Friday injury report for the Lions heading into Week 5.
Detroit Lions Injury Report, Week 5: Who’s in and who’s out?
DE/OLB Trey Flowers (knee/shoulder)-Questionable
TE T.J. Hockenson (knee)-Questionable
OT Penei Sewell (ankle)-Questionable
RB D’Andre Swift (groin)-Questionable
RB Jamaal Williams (hip)-Questionable
DL Michael Brockers (shoulder)-No Designation
All five questionable players for the Lions were limited in Friday’s practice. Brockers was a full participant, leading to him carrying no injury designation.
Friday was the first practice participation of the week for Sewell. Hockenson was held out on Wednesday, then was a limited participant on Thursday. Williams was a limited participant on both Wednesday and Thursday. Flowers has not played since Week 2, but he seems fairly certain to play on Sunday. Swift has been playing through his groin issue, and there’s no sign that’ll change this week.
On Thursday it was not looking good for Sewell playing against the Vikings, even as offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn didn’t want to acknowledge he contradicted himself. If Sewell can’t go, the Lions will be down three starting offensive lineman with Decker and Ragnow of course sidelined.
The Lions could make a Saturday injury report adjustment ahead of Sunday’s game. But fantasy managers who have them can plan to use Swift, Hockenson and Williams as they normally would, with an eye on when inactives are declared an hour-and-a-half before kickoff. If there’s a bet to make on someone not playing for the Lions this week, it should be Sewell.