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Lions injury report: Team starting to get healthy, but still missing key playmakers

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Ngata, Riddick, Levy and Ebron were all still missing practice on Wednesday.

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The Lions injury report released on Wednesday afternoon was much shorter than weeks prior, with only seven names appearing with injuries. The Lions practiced Larry Warford and Dwayne Washington, both of whom were inactive last Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. However, Detroit is still without some of its biggest stars on both defense and offense, with Haloti Ngata, Theo Riddick, Eric Ebron and DeAndre Levy all missing practice yet again.

In the case of Larry Warford, the nature of his injury changed between last week’s injury reports and this week’s. Prior to the Rams game, Warford was designated with a hip injury; on Wednesday, the Lions listed him with a groin issue.

Lions starting center Travis Swanson did not appear on the injury report, which is excellent news as it comes in the aftermath of evaluations on his hand. Swanson was injured and evaluated following a dust-up with the Rams on the final kneel down during Sunday’s game.

Detroit’s opponent, Washington, was without two of its wide receivers at Wednesday’s practice, DeSean Jackson and rookie Josh Doctson. In addition, nine more names appeared on Washington’s injury report, with six of those athletes participating in practice at limited capacity. Two of those players, safety Su’a Cravens and tight end Jordan Reed, were still in concussion protocols.

Detroit Lions injury report 10/19/16

TE Eric Ebron (ankle/knee) - No practice
LB DeAndre Levy (knee/quad) - No practice
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) - No practice
RB Theo Riddick (ankle) - No practice
RB Dwayne Washington (ankle) - Limited practice
G Larry Warford (groin) - Limited practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) - Limited practice

Washington injury report 10/19/16

WR Josh Doctson (achilles) - No practice
WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) - No practice
DE Chris Baker (knee/toe) - Limited practice
S Su’a Cravens (concussion) - Limited practice
C Spencer Long (knee) - Limited practice
LB Trent Murphy (shoulder/knee) - Limited practice
TE Jordan Reed (concussion) - Limited practice
T Trent Williams (knee) - Limited practice
CB Josh Norman (wrist) - Full practice
CB Dashaun Phillips (hamstring) - Full practice
LB Martrell Spaight (shoulder) - Full practice