As we inch closer to gameday, the Detroit Lions appear to be getting slightly healthier. Ezekiel Ansah returned to practice Thursday in a limited fashion, after being held out Wednesday.
Safeties James Ihedigbo and Glover Quin were full participants in practice on Thursday, indicating they will be good to go on Sunday.
The status of LaAdrian Waddle is still a bit unknown. Like last week, he isn't even listed on the injury report. However, he still did not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings. During the portion of practice open to the media, Waddle was getting his ankle worked on by trainers:
The Lions could really use Waddle in the starting lineup as his replacement, Cornelius Lucas, has not been playing well.
Matthew Stafford was a full participant on Thursday, so don't expect to see Dan Orlovsky in the starting lineup Sunday night.
Here is the Lions' full injury report for Thursday:
LB DeAndre Levy (hip) - Did not practice
TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) - Did not practice
DE Ziggy Ansah (back) - Limited practice
S Don Carey (foot) - Limited practice
T Cornelius Lucas (ankle) - Limited practice
S James Ihedigbo (knee) - Full practice
S Glover Quin (lower leg) - Full practice
QB Matthew Stafford (ribs) - Full practice
And here is the report for the Denver Broncos:
DE Kenny Anunike (knee) - Limited practice
CB Omar Bolden (foot) - Limited practice
G Louis Vasquez (knee) - Limited practice
CB Kayvon Webster (ankle) - Limited practice
RB C.J. Anderson (ankle, toe) - Full practice
QB Peyton Manning (not injury related) - Full practice
LB Brandon Marshall (finger) - Full practice
LB Lerentee McCray (groin) - Full practice
S Darian Stewart (groin) - Full practice
CB Aqib Talib (illness) - Full practice