The Detroit Lions have had a run of fairly healthy weeks going back a couple months. But they seem to have a notable injured player or two every week, and the week heading into the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers has been no different.
On Monday, after he was injured in the Divisional Round win over the Buccaneers, left guard Jonah Jackson was reported to have undergone meniscus surgery. That means missing the NFC title game, with the possibility to return for the Super Bowl if the Lions advance.
Here is the final injury report of the week for the Lions, with statuses for Sunday's game
- OG Jonah Jackson (knee)-Out
- WR Kalif Raymond (knee)-Out
- QB Hendon Hooker (tooth)-Questionable
- CB Chase Lucas (illness)-Questionable
- DE James Houston (ankle)-No designation
- TE Sam LaPorta (knee)-No designation
- LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder/ribs)-No designation
- C Frank Ragnow (ankle/toe/knee/back/)-No designation
- WR Josh Reynolds (ribs)-No designation
Jackson, as expected, is out after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus he suffered against the Buccaneers. Kayode Awosika was not good in his place against Tampa Bay, and will presumably get the start at left guard on Sunday.
Raymond suffered a knee injury in the regular season finale against the Vikings, and as expected he will miss his third straight game. Donovan Peoples-Jones is in line for punt return duties again against the 49ers.
Hooker needed to have a tooth pulled. If he can't go on Sunday, the Lions will be without their emergency quarterback.
Lucas has played 43 special teams in the two playoff games for the Lions. He returned to practice Friday, increasing the chances he'll play on Sunday.
After being activated from IR last week (at the end of his 21-day window), being listed as questionable and not playing, Houston not having an injury designation is notable.
On Thursday, defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn said the second-year edge rusher was close to playing. It would be surprising if Houston doesn't suit up on Sunday.
LaPorta graduated to full practice participation on Friday, as he was given a lighter practice load this week. He's good to go as he manages his left knee injury.
Anzalone carries no injury designation as well, despite a report he has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder and has been playing with three fractured ribs during the playoffs.
Ragnow suffered a sprained left knee and ankle after getting his leg rolled up on last week. But it's just another ailment he's dealing with, and he'll play on Sunday.
The injury headline on the 49ers' side is wide receiver Deebo Samuel set to come off the injury report after he was a "full go" during Friday's practice according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Shanahan added that linebacker Oren Burks was injured during Thursday's practice, and he will be questionable. Defensive tackle Kalia Davis, on IR with a high ankle sprain, is also questionable per Shanahan.
Here is the final injury report of the week for the 49ers.
- WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder)-No designation
- LB Oren Burks (shoulder-Questionable
- DT Kalia Davis (ankle)-Questionable
- DE Nick Bosa (rest)-No designation
- OT Trent Williams (rest)-No designation
- DT/DE Arik Armstead (foot/knee)-No designation
- LB Dre Greenlaw (Achilles)-No designation
- CB Ambry Thomas (hand)-No designation
- DB George Odum (biceps)-No designation