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Lions injury report: Slay, Swanson practicing, Riddick still out

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The good news from Wednesday pans out, but Lions might still be without their top running back.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions received welcome news as Darius Slay and Travis Swanson returned to practice on Wednesday, offering boosts along the offensive line and the defensive backfield. Both were at practice again on Thursday, pointing up in signs that they will play in what could be a do-or-die scenario for the Detroit Lions. However, running back Theo Riddick and return man Andre Roberts remain out, with signs trending downwards that either might play.

Theo Riddick’s absence has forced the Lions to turn to Dwayne Washington and Zach Zenner in the ground game, with little remaining depth if either of them gets hurt. The loss of Riddick also deprives Matthew Stafford of an important receiving threat out of the backfield.

DeAndre Levy has remained limited in practice since returning but should be expected to play on Sunday. Killebrew has an eye injury but was in full practice.

For the Packers, Randall Cobb missed a second day of practice, which could potentially deprive Green Bay of a weapon if he does not appear on Sunday. The full reports follow below.

Detroit Lions injury report 12/29/16

WR Andre Roberts (shoulder) - No practice
RB Theo Riddick (wrist) - No practice
C Travis Swanson (concussion) - Limited practice
CB Darius Slay (hamstring) - Limited practice
LB DeAndre Levy (knee) - Limited practice
S Miles Killebrew (eye) - Full practice
QB Matthew Stafford (right finger) - Full practice

Green Bay Packers injury report 12/29/16

WR Randall Cobb (ankle) - No practice
LB Julius Peppers (not injury related) - No practice
RB James Starks (concussion) - No practice
LB Jayrone Elliott (hand) - Limited practice
G TJ Lang (foot) - Limited practice
C/G JC Tretter (knee) - Limited practice
LB Joe Thomas (back) - Limited practice
T Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) - Limited practice
RB Christine Michael (not injury related) - Full practice
CB LaDarius Gunter (elbow) - Full practice
LB Clay Matthews (shoulder) - Full practice
LB Nick Perry (hand) - Full practice
CB Damarious Randall (shoulder) - Full practice
QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) - Full practice