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Larry Warford injury: Lions guard to miss 'a little bit'

The Detroit Lions will likely be without Larry Warford for the foreseeable future.

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The Detroit Lions have dealt with injuries all season, and Sunday was no different. They lost the entire right side of their offensive line with guard Larry Warford and tackle LaAdrian Waddle both leaving with injuries. An exact timetable on the return of either player is currently unknown, but Jim Caldwell indicated on Monday that Warford is likely going to miss at least a game or two.

This is no surprise considering Warford was carted to the locker room with a wrap on his left knee. He was replaced by Travis Swanson, who did an admirable job of filling in at right guard in his first extended playing time as a rookie. Swanson will likely be the starter going forward, and it sounds like the Lions may promote Rodney Austin from the practice squad to add additional interior depth.

At right tackle, meanwhile, another rookie, Cornelius Lucas, stepped in for Waddle, who could also potentially miss this week's game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Lions will likely start Lucas or Garrett Reynolds if Waddle can't go, and it's entirely possible that they will be starting an all-rookie right side of the line against the ferocious Cardinals defense.

One other injury note: Running back Reggie Bush seemed to aggravate his ankle injury early in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, and Caldwell confirmed that Bush got "nicked up." That's why Bush's playing time was limited for the rest of the game, so that will be another thing to keep an eye on this week.