Lions vs. Texans injury report: Louis Delmas could play on Thursday

Gregory Shamus

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas returned to practice on Tuesday and may be able to play this week.

The Detroit Lions got some good news on safety Louis Delmas on Tuesday, as he returned to practice on a limited basis. What exactly does that mean for Thursday's game against the Houston Texans? Well, Jim Schwartz said that Delmas "has a shot" to play, according to CBS Lions. It would be a big boost for the defense if he can go, so hopefully he won't suffer any setbacks from now until Thanksgiving.

In other Lions injury news, Schwartz hasn't ruled out Jeff Backus yet for Thursday's game. It's unlikely he will be able to play considering he missed Tuesday's practice, but never say never.

Here's a look at the Lions' full Tuesday injury report:

WR Titus Young (Not injury related) - Out
WR Calvin Johnson (Knee/thumb) - Limited in practice
OT Jeff Backus (Hamstring) - Didn't practice
OG Rob Sims (Hamstring) - Limited in practice
DE Cliff Avril (Knee) - Limited in practice
DT Sammie Hill (Knee) - Limited in practice
DT Ndamukong Suh (Knee) - Fully practiced
DT Corey Williams (Knee) - Limited in practice
LB Ashlee Palmer (Chest) - Limited in practice
CB Drayton Florence (Concussion) - Didn't practice
CB Jacob Lacey (Foot) - Limited in practice
CB Chris Houston (Ankle) - Limited in practice
S Louis Delmas (Knee) - Limited in practice
S Erik Coleman (Eye) - Limited in practice
K Jason Hanson (Left foot) - Fully practiced

And here's Tuesday's injury report for the Texans:

QB T.J. Yates (Right elbow) - Fully practiced
RB Ben Tate (Hamstring) - Didn't practice
WR DeVier Posey (Knee/hamstring) - Didn't practice
WR Lestar Jean (Knee) - Fully practiced
TE Owen Daniels (Back) - Fully practiced
OG Wade Smith (Ribs) - Limited in practice
C Chris Meyers (Back) - Limited in practice
DE Antonio Smith (Ankle) - Limited in practice
DE Jared Crick (Neck) - Fully practiced
DT Shaun Cody (Back/ribs) - Limited in practice
LB Tim Dobbins (Shoulder) - Didn't practice
LB Darryl Sharpton (Neck/knee/hip) - Fully practiced
LB Bradie James (Thumb) - Fully practiced
LB Jesse Nading (Foot) - Fully practiced
CB Jonathan Joseph (Hamstring) - Didn't practice
CB Brice McCain (Knee) - Fully practiced
S Quintin Demps (Back) - Fully practiced

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