The Detroit Lions' first injury report of Week 3 is out, and it actually includes some good news. Specifically, there is some good news in the secondary, as safety Don Carey returned to practice. This is a big step in the right direction for Carey, who has been out for a few weeks now with a hamstring injury.
In other safety news, James Ihedigbo once again practiced on a limited basis, but it's unclear if he will be able to play this week.
Ihedigbo says he's feeling better. Hoping to get cleared this week "but that's not my decision." He said: "I can tell you I'm close."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 17, 2014
Ihedigbo is dealing with a pinched nerve. Wants to be 100 percent before he returns so he can play rest of year with no issues.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) September 17, 2014
Here's the Lions' full injury report for Wednesday:
RB Joique Bell (knee) - Limited in practice
FB Montell Owens (hamstring) - Limited in practice
OT LaAdrian Waddle (calf) - Did not practice
DE Ziggy Ansah (knee) - Did not practice
DE George Johnson (groin) - Limited in practice
DT Nick Fairley (biceps) - Limited in practice
LB Travis Lewis (quad) - Did not practice
CB Cassius Vaughn (ankle) - Limited in practice
S James Ihedigbo (neck) - Limited in practice
S Don Carey (hamstring) - Fully practiced
As you can see, the Lions were without offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, defensive end Ziggy Ansah and linebacker Travis Lewis on Wednesday. Waddle is still recovering from an injury he suffered in Week 1, while Lewis missed practice after getting hurt in Week 2. (Lewis' injury is likely why the Lions promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from their practice squad on Tuesday.) As for Ansah, it's unclear if he is dealing with an injury that could actually keep him out on Sunday or if he simply got a day off. Hopefully it's just the latter.