Although the Lions placed two players on injured reserve on Tuesday, their current 53-man roster is actually extremely healthy right now. Only Andre Roberts, who has been battling a shoulder injury, sat out of practice. Roberts fought through the injury on Sunday night and played against the Green Bay Packers, so unless he reaggravated the injury, he should be expected to play.
The biggest injury concern for the Lions remains along their offensive line. Starting center Travis Swanson has missed four straight games with a concussion; however, it appears he’s getting closer to a return. Swanson returned to practice last Wednesday, but was not able to give it a go on Sunday. He continues to progress through concussion protocol, but is moving in the right direction.
Riley Reiff suddenly appeared on the injury report last Saturday with a hip injury that eventually held him out of the Packers game. He was dressed and at practice on Tuesday, but wasn’t much of a participant:
Reiff had a helmet but wasn't doing much in the individual portion of practice— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 3, 2017
The Lions could really use both Reiff and Swanson this week, as the Seahawks have one of the best pass rushes in the league. They have 42 sacks on the season, tied for third-most in the league.
Here is the full injury report for the Lions. The Seahawks report will be added once it is announced.
Detroit Lions injury report: 1/3/17
WR Andre Roberts (shoulder) - No practice
LB DeAndre Levy (knee) - Limited practice
T Riley Reiff (hip) - Limited practice
C Travis Swanson (concussion) - Limited practice
Seattle Seahawks injury report: 1/3/17
Not announced yet