Injuries Return and New Ones Appear in Latest Report
Just when you thought things were getting better with injuries, the Lions get snipped. Quandre Diggs suffered a season-ending pectoral injury and Dwayne Washington left the game early with an ankle injury. Detroit brought in Asa Jackson to replace Diggs, along with bringing in Joique Bell again with Washington possibly having to miss time. Along with those injuries, new ones have emerged for some players and it seems like it will be a little bit tougher for the Lions to finish out the season.
Ziggy Ansah Misses Practice
While he has been limited in practice for many weeks and playing in games, Ziggy sat out of practice today with his ankle injury. Now this could be treated as a vets day off, his ankle actually getting worse, or Caldwell wants to start resting some of his banged up players for a possible playoff run. I would expect Ziggy to play this Sunday barring any setbacks.
Theo Riddick and Travis Swanson Add New Injuries To Report
Riddick isn’t dealing with an ankle issue anymore, now he has a wrist injury that kept him out of practice on Wednesday. No news on how severe it could be, but that will be something to watch for as the week continues. Travis Swanson appeared on the injury report with a concussion, the first anyone has heard of him with this injury and he played every snap in the Saints game last week. If Swanson can’t go, expect Glasgow to move to center and Laken Tomlinson to move back in at left guard.
DeAndre Levy Limited Again, Possible Return This Week (For Real)
Levy is limited in practice again this week with his knee injury to start out on Wednesday, but expectations are that he could be ready to play this week. Levy returning this week would be big for the defense, but don’t get your hopes up yet as it all comes down to Friday, unless he is a game-time decision.
Eric Ebron And Don Carey Limited Again
Ebron and Carey were limited in practice again this week, Ebron with his knee injury as Carey has a nagging hamstring. Ebron has been playing through the pain, so expect him to play again. Carey missed last week’s game, so it could be a possibility that he misses another game this week. Watch his report as the week goes on.
Marvin Jones, Dwayne Washington And Tahir Whitehead Limited, Return Could Be Likely
Jones and Whitehead both missed the game last week, Jones had a quad injury while Whitehead had a knee injury. Dwayne Washington left the game with an ankle injury, but was limited in practice as well. Whitehead could be returning soon.
Kyle Meinke, beat writer for MLive said that Whitehead has looked better, so he could see a return this week for him. Jones and Dwayne are both players to watch as another game without Jones wouldn’t be the end of the world, but missing Washington means Bell could possibly play against his only former team in the Bears.
Chicago Bears Injury Report
While Detroit is dealing with some injuries, they aren’t as bad as Chicago. Offensive tackle Mike Adams missed practice with a back injury. Linebacker Pernell McPhee and cornerback Tracy Porter missed practice as well with knee injuries. The receiving core could be thin in Chicago. Alshon Jeffery is suspended for this game, and receivers Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson missed practice with a toe and groin injury. Along with them, receiver Josh Bellamy was limited with a shoulder injury. Other players that were limited in practice were safety Adrain Amos, linebackers Jonathan Anderson and Willie Young, along with cornerback Deiondre Hall.