The Detroit Lions enter Monday night’s big game against the New York Giants with 52 of 53 player off the injury report. Only Ezekiel Ansah was given an injury designation on their final injury report Saturday. Detroit listed their pass rusher as questionable to play with a knee injury. Last week, Ansah was questionable with the same injury and ended up playing 34 defensive snaps (45 percent of plays).
On the Giants side, Odell Beckham Jr. was listed as questionable, as expected. For the third straight day, Beckham was limited in practice with his ankle sprain. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Beckham is expected to play, barring a setback before Monday. However, former NFL doctor David J. Chao doesn’t think there’s any chance he’ll be 100 percent:
Definitely could play.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) September 16, 2017
No way to be 100%.
Warm up video this week still showed #OBJ to me favoring left ankle. https://t.co/nRmrXiDLP1
Elsewhere, the Giants’ starting right tackle Bobby Hart practiced in full on Saturday and was not given a designation, meaning he should be ready to go on Monday. However, backup offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was added to the injury report with a shin issue and is questionable for Monday.
The full injury report is below:
Lions injury report:
DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) - Questionable
Giants injury report:
LB Keenan Robinson (concussion) - Out
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) - Questionable
G D.J. Fluker (shin) - Questionable
LB B.J. Goodson (shin) - Questionable