Lions vs. Colts injury report: Detroit gets several players back at practice on Thursday

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions got several players who were out on Wednesday back on Thursday.

The Detroit Lions were without six players when they hit the practice field on Wednesday. On Thursday, five of those players returned to practice on a limited basis. Most notably, offensive tackle Jeff Backus was able to practice, indicating that he has a chance to play this week. Also, running back Mikel Leshoure was back at practice, so his ankle issue doesn't seem to be anything serious, as expected.

Here's a full rundown of Thursday's Lions injury report:

RB Mikel Leshoure (Ankle) - Limited in practice
WR Calvin Johnson (Thumb) - Limited in practice
OT Jeff Backus (Hamstring) - Limited in practice
OG Rob Sims (Hamstring) - Limited in practice
DE Cliff Avril (Back) - Limited in practice
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (Neck) - Didn't practice
DT Corey Williams (Knee) - Limited in practice
LB Ashlee Palmer (Thumb) - Limited in practice
CB Jonte Green (Illness) - Didn't practice
CB Jacob Lacey (Foot/knee) - Limited in practice
CB Chris Houston (Ankle) - Limited in practice
S Louis Delmas (Knee) - Limited in practice

And here's a look at the Indianapolis Colts' Thursday injury report:

QB Andrew Luck (Knee) - Fully practiced
RB Donald Brown (Knee) - Fully practiced
TE Coby Fleener (Shoulder) - Fully practiced
OT Tony Hills (Chest) - Fully practiced
DT Martin Tevaseu (Head/shoulder) - Limited in practice
LB Robert Mathis (Rest) - Didn't practice
LB Dwight Freeney (Rest) - Fully practiced
CB Vontae Davis (Knee) - Fully practiced
S Tom Zbikowski (Knee) - Didn't practice
S Joe Lefeged (Toe) - Fully practiced

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