Aside From Kerry Hyder Being Lost, There Is Very Little Word On The Detroit Lions’ Injury Situation.
Losing Kerry Hyder for the season is a big blow for the Detroit Lions. Losing a key player at a position that was already sufficiently devoid of talent is a tough blow for a team that was looking to improve its defense in this upcoming season. You never want to lose players in games that don’t really count, especially starting players, but these things happen to teams across the league. It could be worse. Ask Chargers’ and Ravens’ fans.
Luckily for the team, the Detroit Lions’ injury report, if there were an official report, would appear fairly clean at this juncture.
Eric Ebron is still dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him out since training camp. It is tough to gauge whether this is a real concern or just a precautionary measure. Jim Caldwell is very tight-lipped about injuries, and if it were serious he likely wouldn’t tell us, but Ebron has been running and doesn’t appear to be hampered much by the injury.
Defensive end, Brandon Copeland cleared waivers this week, which allowed the Lions to move him to the Injury Reserve.
Along with Hyder and Copeland, the Lions added running back Mike James to the Injury Reserve with a concussion.
Those roster moves open up three spots on the Lions’ eventual 53-man roster.
Aside from the additions to the injury reserve, the Lions’ injury report looks good. The tight ends took it easy this week. Aside from Eric Ebron, Michael Roberts had only a limited practice on Wednesday. Khari Lee and Cole Wick both sat the practice out. None of this appears to be anything of real concern. The Lions appear to just be giving their players as much rest as possible to keep them healthy for the regular season.
Going into the second week of the preseason, the Lions’ look healthy and ready to go. No cause for concern here.