Detroit is Slowly Becoming Healthy This Week

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No Significant Changes to the Injury Report, but Some Lions May Return Earlier Than Expected

The first practice report of the week shows there haven’t been many changes for the team, but from who has been seen at practice, the team might see some players return sooner than expected. The team hasn’t been truly healthy all season, and with one player coming back from the PUP, things are on the rise for the Lions. Check out the latest injury news below!

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DeAndre Levy and Haloti Ngata Still Out

Out of all of the updates, this one shouldn’t come to a surprise. There hasn’t been an update on Levy to return and Ngata was planned to be out two to three weeks. Next week we could see an update on Ngata, but don’t expect anything about Levy.

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Theo Riddick and Eric Ebron Out, But Seem Healthy

Both players did not practice, but a few beat writers noticed some things. All of the beat writers noticed that Ebron was running on the sideline and what looked like at full speed. This is a good sign for the tight end, but you can’t put much into it just yet. Theo Riddick on the other hand missed practice, but was seen dancing into the lounge where the media isn’t allowed. That ankle seems fine if he can bust a move. Both of these players will be ones to watch the rest of the week.

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Ziggy Ansah Still Limited With Ankle Injury

Ziggy Ansah played last week, but didn’t impress anybody with nothing on the stat sheet to show that he existed. Now he still obviously is dealing with his ankle injury as he was limited in snaps and limited again in practice on Wednesday. Ansah should be good to go on Sunday with limited snaps again.

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Larry Warford Now Dealing With Groin Injury

Last week Larry Warford didn’t practice due to a hip injury, but now it has changed to his groin. Apparently it is more of a muscle issue that he is dealing with and that muscle affects the hip and the groin. So it isn’t a new injury for the starting right guard. Laken Tomlinson did well in his place, so Warford won’t be rushed to return.

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Dwayne Washington Limited Again

Dwayne Washington was again limited in action on Wednesday to no surprise. Washington may return this week, but no word on if he has a chance to come back. Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett might have to get most of the workload again against the Redskins, but Washington coming back would be a good boost for the team.

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Corey Fuller Returns to Practice

One of the many players who started the season off the active roster returns in wide receiver Corey Fuller. Now Detroit has three choices to make with the return of Fuller. They will have 21 days to either move him to the active roster, cut him, or put him on season ending IR. Detroit only has four wide receivers, so adding a fifth may not be a bad idea, but Detroit might need that extra linebacker or defensive lineman over Fuller. So the move will be another thing to pay attention to within the next three weeks.

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Washington Redskins Injury Report

While Detroit is getting healthy, the Redskins are having some issues with injuries. Wide receivers Josh Doctson and DeSean Jackson missed practice on Wednesday. Jackson with a shoulder injury, but Doctson has an Achilles injury which is something to watch for. Six other players were limited including center Spencer Long, offensive tackle Trent Williams, defensive end Chris Baker, and linebacker Trent Murphy. Safety Su’a Cravens and tight end Jordan Reed are both dealing with a concussion injury.

Reed was seen practicing but with a non-contact jersey on, while Cravens was doing individual drills. Losing Jordan Reed would be a huge blow to the Redskins offense as Detroit has allowed tight ends to do work on them this season. DeSean Jackson played last week, so expect him to be back, but Josh Doctson might miss another game this year.

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