TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) - Out
LB DeAndre Levy (shoulder) - Doubtful
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) - Questionable
DT Caraun Reid (ankle) - Questionable
CB Darius Slay (ankle) - Probable
QB Matthew Stafford (right upper arm) - Probable
WR Golden Tate (quad) - Probable
OT LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) - Probable
G Larry Warford (ankle) - Probable
Let's start with the good news. The Lions should have a much better group along the offensive line with Waddle and Warford both probable to play against the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions front five looked lost last week and with the return of two starters, the Lions should be in much better shape.
Additionally, it looks like the Lions don't have to worry about the statuses of Stafford and Tate, who were both a bit banged up in San Diego.
However, the loss of Pettigrew could be hurtful, as the Lions need all the help blocking they can get. Also, it is a bit surprising to see Ngata listed as questionable. His injury did not seem to be considered serious, and although he has been limited, he has been practicing since Thursday. When asked how he's feeling, he seemed optimistic:
Ngata on whether his shoulder injury was holding him back in practice: "Nope. Feel great."— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) September 18, 2015
That's promising, but never count completely on a player's own words.
Here is Minnesota's (much shorter) injury report:
RB Jerick McKinnon (ankle) - Probable
DT Shamar Stephen (knee) - Probable