Week 11 Injuries: Lang’s Return Gives First Look At New Offensive Line

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Only One Major Change In This Week’s Injury Report As Detroit Should Get Guard T.J. Lang Back.


It’s almost the same story, different week for the Detroit Lions. Last week, Ziggy Ansah wasn’t practicing, that trend continued, and many other situations have stayed the same, with only minimal changes. Detroit is heading into Chicago in a cold weather game and Detroit needs as many people as they can get in this important NFC North showdown.

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Dwayne Washington And Ziggy Ansah Both Missing Practice

Running back Dwayne Washington hasn’t been practicing this week due to a hip injury. With him only having one more practice, odds are he will miss this game and Zach Zenner will get the nod and play.

Ansah will most likely miss his second straight game as he has missed both practices so far this week due to his back injury that came up last week. This seems to be more serious compared to his knee injury, and the fans can only hope that when he returns, he can be at 100 percent.

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Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Don Carey Limited in Practice

Rookie linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin didn’t practice last week but has been upgraded to limited participation in practice. His odds are 50/50, but leaning towards him missing another game.

Safety Don Carey was limited last week and missed the game, this week has the same results so far. If Carey was limited last week and didn’t play, chances are he will miss another game.

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T.J. Lang Returns To Practice At Full Participation

For the first time this season, the Detroit Lions should have all five of their starting offensive lineman out there. Taylor Decker was out for the first nine weeks, but as soon as he returned, T.J. Lang suffered a concussion and wasn’t able to return last week. Now that Lang has recovered from the concussion, Stafford can finally sit behind the offensive line he was told he would have in the off-season.

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Chicago Bears Injury Report

Chicago is dealing with more banged up players than Detroit. Good news for the Bears is offensive lineman Kyle Long (finger), cornerback Sherrick McManis (hamstring), and defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), were all limited in practice on Wednesday but upgraded to full participation on Thursday, so they should be good to go.

While those three players upgraded to full in practice, two others have stayed in the limited section, linebacker Sam Acho (shoulder), and offensive lineman Tom Compton (ankle).

Three players haven’t practiced this week and are on pace to miss the game on Sunday. The three players were defensive back Bryce Callahan (knee), tight end Dion Sims (illness), and linebacker Danny Trevathan (calf).

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