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Injury report: Ebron, Ngata back at full practice

James Ihedigbo returned to practice on Thursday, and hope grows that Eric Ebron and Haloti Ngata will be available against the Vikings.

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Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a strong start to the season but an injury sustained during Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks has kept the former Tarheel sidelined for the last two games. Although originally looking to miss more time, Ebron has been working hard to make a return to the football field, and on Thursday he returned to full practice, signalling that he may very well be ready to participate on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Haloti Ngata, who missed the Week 6 matchup against the Chicago Bears, was also back in full practice on Thursday, as was Jason Jones and Tahir Whitehead. All were limited in Wednesday practice. Brandon Pettigrew remains out from practice with multiple injuries, as is the case with cornerback Josh Wilson, who sustained a concussion against the Bears.

Safety James Ihedigbo was back at practice as well after missing Wednesday's practice. Joique Bell, who has been seeking to return from an ankle strain, was limited on Thursday. The full injury report follows.

Detroit Lions injury report

LB DeAndre Levy (hip): No practice

TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee/elbow): No practice

CB Josh Wilson (concussion): No practice

James Ihedigbo (quad): Limited practice

RB Joique Bell (ankle): Limited practice

Sam Martin (left knee): Limited practice

RB Theo Riddick (groin): Limited practice

LB Tahir Whitehead (shoulder): Full practice

DE Jason Jones (neck): Full practice

LB Josh Bynes (hip): Full practice

TE Eric Ebron (knee): Full practice

DT Haloti Ngata (calf): Full practice