Detroit Lions injury report: Week 9 vs. Green Bay Packers
Here’s a look at the final injury report for the Detroit Lions for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
The Detroit Lions are clearly reeling at 1-6 with five straight losses. The Green Bay Packers, who are 3-5 and have lost four in a row, aren’t far behind. In terms of pressure to just win a game, it will be on the road team’s sideline on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s a look at the Friday injury report for the Lions, with statuses for Sunday’s game.
Detroit Lions injury report: Week 9 vs. the Green Bay Packers
CB AJ Parker (hip)-Out
CB Chase Lucas (ankle)-Out
S Ifeatu Melifonwu (ankle)-Out
OT Matt Nelson (groin)-Out
WR Josh Reynolds (back)-Doubtful
RB D’Andre Swift (ankle/shoulder)-Questionable
OT Taylor Decker (groin)-Questionable
DE Charles Harris (groin)-Questionable
TE Brock Wright (concussion)-Questionable
LB Derrick Barnes (knee)-No designation
S DeShon Elliott (finger)-No designation
CB Mike Hughes (knee)-No designation
OT Penei Sewell (personal)-No designation
C Frank Ragnow (foot)-No designation
Parker had a rough showing against the Dolphins last week, and he was also injured during the game. Nelson will miss his fourth straight game, and the Lions’ lose the portion of their playbook that includes a sixth offensive lineman. Lucas will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury, and Melifonwu will miss his fourth straight.
Reynolds popped up with a new injury this week, a back issue to go with previous ankle and knee issues. Despite not practicing all week, he is hopeful he’ll play against the Packers. But watch for a Saturday downgrade to out, as he could probably use a week off to rest and heal at this point.
Swift had a lighter practice week than he did last week, which is no surprise after Dan Campbell’s comments about his workload against the Dolphins. He seems likely to play Sunday, but limited snaps to some degree seems like a lock.
Wright progressed through concussion protocol enough to be out of a red non-contact jersey on Friday. He looks likely to be fully cleared and play on Sunday, with a bigger role coming after T.J. Hockenson was traded.
Decker was added to Thursday’s practice report with a groin injury. Campbell expects the left tackle to play on Sunday.
"I think we’ll be good to go there.”"
Harris has missed the last three games. He seems in line to return on Sunday, but his injury and being usurped in the defensive line pecking order lines him up for a limited role.