On Wednesday, for the first time since the very beginning of training camp, Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was able to practice. He had been sidelined because of a hamstring injury that just kept lingering. Recently, Leshoure had been working with trainers off to the side in order to get ready to return, and he was finally able to hit the practice field on Wednesday.
Although Leshoure did practice, he wasn't a full participant. He only took part in individual drills, and Jim Schwartz personally didn't consider Leshoure to actually be back as a result.
Schwartz on Leshoure: being back in individual drills isn't really being back. Will wait to see him in team drills— Lions RapidReports (@CBSSportsNFLDET) August 15, 2012
Schwartz on Leshoure: "He hasn't taken any steps backward, he's just not taken 2 steps forward. He's taken half steps forward."— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) August 15, 2012
Based on that, I doubt we will see Leshoure play against the Baltimore Ravens on Friday. As pointed out by Dave Birkett, Leshoure still hasn't taken part in a padded practice, so it seems unlikely that they would throw him out there to take on the Ravens just a couple days after he returned to practice on a limited basis.