The good injury news keeps on coming for the Detroit Lions. Their first injury report of the week was released on Wednesday and it was a lot more promising than expected.
Outside of the surprising news that Golden Tate returned to practice, Glover Quin also practiced, and according to the official injury report, Quin was not limited in any way. The Lions safety was not available to the media during Wednesday’s locker room session, suggesting he’s still in the concussion protocol, but the final step in being cleared is full football activity.
Considering Quin practiced in full, it’s safe to assume he’s in the final stages of concussion protocol and could very well play on Sunday against the Steelers. That also means Quin may keep his streak of 122 consecutive games started alive.
T.J. Lang was also a full participant on Wednesday after missing last game with a back flareup. He’s still listed on the injury report, so this may be an issue he will deal with for the long term, but it’s obviously a good sign he’s no longer limited by it.
For the Steelers, there aren’t any major injury concerns. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had entered concussion protocol earlier in the week, but he was a full participant during Wednesday’s practice, suggesting he’ll be ready to go Sunday. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert was out with hamstring injury.
Here are the full reports for each team:
Lions injury report
T Emmett Cleary (ankle) - No practice
T Greg Robinson (ankle) - No practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) - Limited practice
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) - Limited practice
WR Golden Tate (shoulder) - Limited practice
LB Paul Worrilow (knee) - Limited practice
G T.J. Lang (back) - Full practice
S Glover Quin (concussion) - Full practice
Steelers injury report
G David DeCastro (not injury related) - No practice
T Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) - No practice
TE Vance McDonald (knee) - No practice
DE Stephon Tuitt (back) - No practice
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) - Full practice