The Detroit Lions released their final injury report of the week in the lead up to Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, and there weren’t that many surprises.
Matthew Stafford, who was a full participant for the third day in a row on Friday, is listed as questionable with his ankle injury. Considering Stafford has reportedly been taking the majority of reps and he has been listed as a full participant in practice all week, there is no reason to believe he won’t play on Sunday.
Also listed as questionable is wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay returned to practice this week, but was severely limited during the portions open to the media. While questionable is an improvement from last week, when he was declared out on Friday, MLive’s Kyle Meinke calls Golladay’s status “very much in question” for Sunday.
Running back Dwayne Washington also improved from last week’s OUT designation to questionable. Washington has been limited all week with a hamstring issue stemming back from Week 2’s game against the Giants. It’s possible he makes a return this week, though, Detroit may just wait until after next week’s bye to bring back their third-string running back.
Detroit’s two best starters on the offensive line—T.J. Lang and Rick Wagner—are also listed as questionable, but both are expected to play with the injuries they have been dealing with since the game against the Vikings.
For the Saints, three offensive starters were limited in practice Friday and are questionable to play on Sunday: left tackle Terron Armstead, wide receiver Willie Snead and guard Andrus Peat. Armstead and Snead are trending towards playing in their first game of the season, but could still be a week out. Peat, on the other hand, popped up on the injury report on Thursday. He has been limited in practice since.
Here’s the Lions’ full injury report this week.
Lions Friday injury report:
LB Paul Worrilow (knee) - OUT
DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) - QUESTIONABLE
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) - QUESTIONABLE
G T.J. Lang (back) - QUESTIONABLE
T Rick Wagner (shoulder) - QUESTIONABLE
RB Dwayne WasHington (quad) - QUESTIONABLE
QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) - QUESTIONABLE
Saints injury report:
T Terron Armstead (shoulder) - QUESTIONABLE
WR Willie Snead (hamstring) - QUESTIONABLE
G Andrus Peat (hip) - QUESTIONABLE