Lions injury updates: Louis Delmas, Jacob Lacey, Amari Spievey

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

A look at the status of several injured Detroit Lions defensive backs.

The Detroit Lions' secondary is quite banged up, as there are injuries at both cornerback and safety. This has resulted in guys like Jonte Green and Ricardo Silva starting and receiving extensive playing time recently, and it has put the Lions in a tough spot defensively.

The Lions' defense especially was put in a tough spot on Sunday when safety Louis Delmas left the game with a left knee injury. The Lions are already thin at safety, and they certainly didn't need the best safety on the team out with an injury. The good news is that it doesn't appear that Delmas' injury is serious, at least not according to Jim Schwartz. From the Free Press:

"He had some tests done today," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He’s day-to-day; he’s sore. I don’t know if I’d classify it as a reinjury, but it’s his sore knee that’s been bothering him through training camp and the season. He’s a hard worker, a tough guy, we’ll try to work through it."

Schwartz also provided updates on some other injured defensive backs. Specifically, cornerback Jacob Lacey is expected to return to practice after missing the last two games with a concussion. Cornerback Drayton Florence, who is on injured reserve with the designation to return, is also expected to start practicing again this week. Finally, safety Amari Spievey still has "some hurdles to clear" before he is able to return from a concussion.

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