Week 1 injury reports are probably the lightest of the season, since anyone who's injured badly enough may have been placed on IR in the time between final roster cuts and now. With that, the Detroit Lions released their official injury report ahead of Thursday night's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Not surprisingly, the Lions have declared cornerback Emmanuel Moseley out for the game against Kansas City. He was taken off the PUP list and put on the 53-man roster as he completes his recovery from a torn ACL, but he was never very likely to play this week. Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks seems lined up to be his Lions' debut.
Center Frank Ragnow (toe), defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs (illness) and safety Ifeatu Melifonwu (hamstring) showed up on practice reports this week, but none have an injury designation. Of course we know Buggs has been told he won't be playing on Thursday night, for reasons related to performance.
Ragnow will be a regular on daily practice reports, as he navigates a lingering toe issue he'll probably be dealing with for the remainder of his career. Melifonwu seemed to be an IR candidate after roster cuts, so it's good news he's healthy and may suit up on Thursday night.
Emmanuel Moseley out for the Lions, Travis Kelce questionable for the Chiefs
The headline injury news for either team playing Thursday is regarding Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce. He suffered a hyperextended knee during Tuesday's practice, casting his status for the game into serious doubt. But he has been listed as questionable for Thursday night.
Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (knee), wide receiver Richie James (knee), cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (knee), defensive tackle Tershawn Warton (knee), offensive lineman Nick Allegretti (pectoral), cornerback Nic Jones (hand) and defensive end BJ Thompson (hamstring) were on Chiefs' practice reports this week, but none have an injury designation for Thursday night.