The Detroit Lions have a relatively short injury list, and it looks like most of the players that are on it are trending towards playing this week.
Of the seven players currently dealing with an injury, five of them were full participants in Thursday’s practice. That includes starting right guard T.J. Lang, who is working his way through concussion protocol. Now that he’s fully participated in practice, he’s very likely to play this week.
The same goes for Michael Roberts, who was limited in practice Wednesday, but was full participant Thursday. Roberts has been out since Week 2 but looks like he’ll be ready to return against the Dolphins.
However, Ezekiel Ansah remains just limited in practice with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1. Ansah hasn’t had a full practice since the injury, but—outside of Week 4’s prep—Ansah has been on the practice field every week. At this point, your guess is as good as mine for his availability this week.
Lions running back Theo Riddick remains out with a knee injury.
Here are the Thursday injury reports for both teams:
Lions Thursday injury report
RB Theo Riddick (knee) - No practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Limited practice
G T.J. Lang (concussion) - Full practice
TE Michael Roberts (knee) - Full practice
RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) - Full practice
CB Teez Tabor (groin) - Full practice
S Tavon Wilson (back) - Full practice
Dolphins injury report
DE Charles Harris (calf) - No practice
DE Jonathan Woodard (concussion) - No practice
DE Andre Branch (knee) - No practice
CB Bobby McCain (knee) - Limited practice
QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) - Limited practice
DE Cameron Wake (knee) - Limited practice
OT Jesse Davis (elbow) - Full practice
TE A.J. Derby (foot) - Full practice
WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder/hamstring) - Full practice
S Reshad Jones (shoulder) - Full practice
S T.J. McDonald (knee) - Full practice
WR DeVante Parker (quad) - Full practice