Week Nine Injuries: Detroit Getting Healthy At The Right Time

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While 3-4, Detroit Is On The Up With Players Returning From Injury.


The tough road is behind them. Detroit had multiple injuries for the past few weeks, from their punter possibly injuring his foot from a conch shell in the offseason, to the quarterback playing hurt, and the offensive line down starters, the Lions haven’t had many games where the team is 100 percent.

Things are changing though.

Taylor Decker is off the PUP list, giving him three weeks to return, and it looks like he won’t play this week against Green Bay. T.J. Lang, Glover Quin, and Golden Tate are off the injury report, and others are improving. While the team isn’t all healthy, they are getting closer as this weeks injury report shows they will be back soon.

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Greg Robinson And Kenny Golladay Not Practicing Again

No surprise here for Greg Robinson. He wasn’t practicing last week with an ankle injury and was seen in a boot. No update on him as he didn’t practice again.

Kenny Golladay is still dealing with a hamstring injury and isn’t practicing. No word on when he will ever return this season if he even does.

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Paul Worrilow and Emmett Cleary Practicing Fully

Positive news here is Paul Worrilow practiced fully again this week, and while he missed the game last week, he should be ready to return this week after recovering from an MCL sprain.

Backup tackle Emmett Cleary was back in full participation in practice, something Detroit needs as their offensive line has needed backups as Rick Wagner, Lang, Decker, and Robinson have all dealt with injuries this season so the more backups the better. The team also signed Don Barclay for the rest of the season, a former Packer that helps Detroit if needed.

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Dwayne Washington Escapes Concussion Protocol

Coming back from his ankle injury, Washington played against the Steelers, but he was limited in practice on Thursday with a concussion but was practicing fully on Friday so he should be good to go on Monday night.

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Ziggy Ansah And Don Carey Limited In Practice

Ziggy Ansah was limited again in practice with his knee injury, he will play on Monday.

Don Carey is also dealing with a knee injury, not practicing on Thursday, and was limited on Friday. No word on if he will play on Monday as his injury is new.

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Green Bay Packers Injury Report

While Detroit is dealing with a few injuries, the Green Bay Packers are in a worse situation. We all know Aaron Rodgers is out with a broken collarbone and Brett Hundley is taking over. Two more people joined the IR for the Packers this week, safety Kentrell Brice (ankle), and long-snapper Taybor Pepper (foot).

Many players weren’t practicing this week so far, linebacker Joe Thomas (ankle), defensive tackle Quinton Dial (chest), linebacker Ahmad Brooks (ankle), and tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder). One player was limited in practice, guard Lane Taylor (ankle).

No update on which one of these players will be able to play, but with most of them not practicing during the week, it won’t be a surprise if they all don’t make it for the showdown on Monday Night.

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Brandon Knapp is a senior at Central Michigan University, majoring in Journalism, minoring in Sports Management. He was born and raised in the city of Marysville, MI. He also writes for myfantasysportstalk.com and covers the Michigan Wolverines Football team (his other love). Brandon also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.