Seven Lions Sidelined to Open Week Five Practice, Gilberry to IR

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Injuries keep hitting Detroit, many player sidelined again

Detroit is getting healthier, but some injuries are still lingering and keeping players out. Tavon Wilson was back at practice and no linebackers besides Levy were out or limited in practice. Some other players are dealing with minor issues, but Detroit could be on the upswing pretty soon. The Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit’s opponent this week look strong and healthy, which will mean Detroit will have a tough challenge ahead of them. Check out the latest news and practice updates for the Detroit Lions.

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Ziggy Ansah and DeAndre Levy Still Sidelined

While there is no true update on Ansah, Levy has a small update. His injury was just his quad, but now it is listed as knee/quad. No information has come out to suggest how Levy injured his knee as well, it remains to be seen if any will, but don’t hold your breath. No word on how close either one is to returning and with another absence at practice isn’t a good sign. Stephan Tulloch did say he has talked with Levy and that he is working hard to come back, so take that for what you will.

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Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron Miss Practice

Marvin Jones was limited last week with a hamstring injury but he would go on to play against the Bears. Wednesday though he was listed with a foot injury. Eric Ebron missed the first practice last week with his ankle injury and ended up playing as well. He did get hurt during the game, but later made a return to the field. ESPN reports that Ebron is expected to be out this week against the Eagles, which could be why Detroit snagged tight end Charles Clay off of waivers.

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Wallace Gilberry Moved to IR

Another defensive end went down this week – Wallace Gilberry. He has been dealing with an abdominal injury for a few weeks, keeping him limited but still hitting the field come game day. The injury must have finally caught up to him enough that he can’t go on until it clears up. Kerry Hyder will now get his chance to start and possibly move up on league sack leader Von Miller as he is just half a sack behind.

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Dwayne Washington Out of Practice

Dwayne Washington suffered an sprained foot and ankle against the Bears and wouldn’t return. No word on how serious the injury is, but people saw Washington walk out of the media session without a bad limp. Could be a good sign that he might be able to play this week. Detroit did cut George Winn and bring in running back Mike James, so if Washington can’t go James could get called up.

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Don Carey Sidelined, Tavon Wilson Limited

Don Carey was another player who got hurt against the Bears and didn’t return. Carey is a special teams leader, so losing him could be a blow on special teams defense. His injury is related to his ribs, so depending on how serious it is, he could end up playing on Sunday. Tavon Wilson missed last week with a neck injury and now he was limited in practice, which is a good sign for him to come back. The team shouldn’t rush him back though as neck injuries are serious.

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Lawson Missing Practice, but Not Serious

Nevin Lawson didn’t practice due to an illness on Wednesday. Detroit couldn’t afford to lose another defensive player, so all we can hope is that Lawson feels better and he has plenty of time to get rid of the sickness, the last thing the team needs is for anotherplayer on that side of the ball to be sidelined.

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Philadelphia Eagles Injury News

Detroit is now facing the healthiest team they have played against all season. While the Titans had very few injuries, the Eagles are getting many players back. Safety Chris Maragos, tight end Zach Ertz, cornerback Leodis McKelvin, guard Isaac Seumalo and running back Ryan Mathews all were in full participation in practice on Wednesday. That means all of them should be good to go come Sunday, meaning a full healthy team against a beaten and weakened team will be the story coming in.

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