Injuries may be back to haunt the Detroit Lions as short rest hinders full progress to recovery. The Lions have marked Calvin Johnson and Darius Slay as questionable for the Thanksgiving game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The loss of either for Thursday would greatly impact respective sides of the ball for the Lions and their game plan, although Lions reporter Tim Twentyman believes that both will play.
Calvin Johnson has been battling an ankle strain for several weeks now and short rest has left him questionable to play. Darius Slay, who has been a shutdown corner since the bye, is listed for a neck injury, possibly sustained Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Defensive tackles Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright are also questionable, both with ankle injuries.
The Lions' opponent, the Eagles, will be without running back Ryan Mathews, who is out with a concussion and a groin injury. Although it was expected earlier in the week that Mark Sanchez would get the start at quarterback, Sam Bradford has been marked as questionable, opening the window that he may be a game time decision. Eagles center Jason Kelce is also questionable, as are linebackers Kiko Alonso and Connor Barwin. Full injury reports follow.
Detroit Lions injury report 11/25/2015
DT Caraun Reid (ankle): Questionable
S Don Carey (back): Questionable
WR Calvin Johnson (ankle): Questionable
CB Darius Slay (neck): Questionable
DT Gabe Wright (ankle): Questionable
CB Crezdon Butler (teeth): Probable
TE Eric Ebron (quad/hand): Probable
Philadelphia Eagles injury report 11/25/2015
TE Zach Ertz (concussion): Out
RB Ryan Mathews (Concussion/groin): Out
QB Sam Bradford (concussion/left shoulder): Questionable
C Jason Kelce (knee): Questionable
T Jason Peters (back): Questionable
LB Kiko Alonso (ankle): Questionable
LB Connor Barwin (quad): Questionable
LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring): Probable
DE Cedric Thornton (ankle): Probable
DB Walter Thurmond (hamstring): Probable