Week Three Injuries: From Mild To Wild, Detroit’s Injury Report Fills Up

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Detroit’s Week Three Injuries Have Gotten Worse In A Big Game Against Atlanta.

Detroit was going into the Monday Night Football matchup against the New York Giants with only Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah limited in practice, both were going to play, so overall the team was looking healthy. During the game, three Lions got injured and wouldn’t return, another was banged up but played through the pain for the victory. Check out the latest injury report for the Detroit Lions below.

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Jarrad Davis and Tavon Wilson Still Missing Practice With Injuries From Last Week

During the game, Jarrad Davis took a cheap shot from ODell Beckham Jr. as he aimed for Davis’s head and Davis went down with a concussion. Davis is doing better in concussion protocol, but odds are the team will keep him out this week for safety reasons, so don’t expect Davis to suit up.

Tavon Wilson injured his shoulder in the first half of the game against New York, and he wouldn’t return. So far in practice this week he hasn’t practiced, so with one day left of practice, expect Wilson to be out and Miles Killebrew to step up, something he has been able to do before.

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Travis Swanson and Dwayne Washington Miss Practice

Travis Swanson was the lone soldier to survive his injuries from Monday Night. Swanson was seen limping, but never was taken off the field and kept playing through the pain. Swanson still hasn’t practiced this week either, and that could spell bad news for the Lions. Swanson missing the game means Glasgow would move to the center spot. The backup guard Joe Dahl, who has been limited in practice this week, needs to  step up or Zac Kerin move in, which is the worst case scenario. If Swanson is able to play through the pain, he could do it again on Sunday, but he might be a game-time decision.

Dwayne Washington injured his quad against New York and wouldn’t return. Jamal Agnew took advantage of him being out with an 88-yard punt return, so the team doesn’t need to rush him back to return kicks and punts as Agnew may have taken his job. Zach Zenner would be the next man up and you should expect him to be active for the first time this season as they rest Washington.

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Ziggy Ansah Limited Again, Will Play

As is with every week, Ziggy Ansah has been limited in practice, but expect the big defensive end to be out there on a limited snap count on Sunday. Coming off a three-sack game, Ansah could be hungry for more.

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Joe Dahl Limited In Practice

A surprising addition to the injury report this week was backup guard Joe Dahl. Dahl is dealing with a lower leg injury that has made him limited in practice this week. If Swanson is unable to go, Glasgow will move to center and that could force Dahl to make his first career NFL start. Expect Dahl to be ready to go on Sunday if needed.

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Atlanta Falcons Injury Report

Detroit is getting lucky with who they are going up against. Atlanta will be without star linebacker Vic Beasley Jr. for a month as he deals with a hamstring tear. Defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw is already ruled out as well with an ankle/knee injury. A big question mark still is starting right tackle Ryan Schraeder is still in concussion protocol, and things aren’t looking better for him as of right now, so he may have to miss this weeks game against Detroit.

Running back Terron Ward was limited in practice on Thursday, despite not being hurt on the injury report on Wednesday. He could miss the game as running back Brian Hill was practicing fully this week, so if Ward goes down, Hill could see very limited action behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman as the third-string running back.

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