While the Detroit Lions got good news earlier in the day with three starters returning to practice, the news wasn’t all that good, according to Wednesday’s injury report.
In total, there were 11 players on Wednesday’s list, including six new injuries to report. Take a look, the new injuries have an asterisk next to them.
Lions injury report
DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) - No practice
RB Dwayne Washington (quad) - No practice
S Don Carey (knee) - No practice*
G T.J. Lang (fibula) - No practice*
CB Jamal Agnew (pelvis) - Limited practice *
LB Jarrad Davis (concussion) - Limited practice
WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) - Limited practice*
S Glover Quin (knee) - Limited practice*
DE Anthony Zettel (knee) - Limited practice*
S Tavon Wilson (shoulder) - Limited practice
C Travis Swanson (ankle) - Limited practice
The most concerning name on that list is T.J. Lang. Lang had taken days off earlier in the season to help recover from hip surgery, but this fibula injury is new and oddly specific. Lang finished the game on Sunday against the Falcons, but the same was true for Travis Swanson last week, and he still missed the following game.
The Lions can ill-afford to lose another member of their beaten-up offensive line. Lang is, by far, their best interior lineman and the Vikings’ defensive line is one of the best in the league.
Other new injuries include Jamal Agnew (pelvis), Kenny Golladay (hamstring), Glover Quin (knee), Anthony Zettel (knee) and Don Carey (knee). Of those, the most concerning is likely Zettel, who had to be removed from the game on Sunday, but later returned. The fact that he practiced at all is a good sign, but no guarantee that he plays in Minnesota.
Quin’s injury is also a surprise, and one that could potentially threaten his 119 consecutive game streak. However, there is no indication that this injury is potentially serious.
As for the Vikings, their injury report is substantially smaller.
Vikings injury report
QB Sam Bradford (knee) - No practice
DE Stephen Weatherly (illness) - No practice