Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick will miss his second consecutive game with a knee injury. On Friday afternoon, the Lions declared Riddick out after missing all three days of practice.
It’s unclear when Riddick suffered the knee injury, but he has not practiced since the Lions’ bye week. Without Riddick last week, the Detroit Lions rushed for a season-high 248 yards—their highest total since 1997. Although Riddick has never been a big part of the rushing game, he has been a critical part of their pass blocking and receiving game. With Riddick out again this week, it’s likely that Ameer Abdullah will be active for his third straight game.
Elsewhere on the injury report, starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis is listed as questionable after being limited in practice for the second straight day. Davis is dealing with a calf injury, but appeared to be moving around fairly unencumbered during Friday’s practice, even though his left leg remained in a sleeve.
The Lions could really use Davis in the lineup, as Detroit’s linebacking crew is fairly thin, and the Seahawks are the most run-heavy offense in the league.
As expected, star defensive end Ezekiel Ansah remains questionable with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 1. Ansah has yet to play since the season opener, yet continues to practice in a limited fashion.
As for Seattle, they’re coming off the bye week extremely healthy. Though their Friday injury report has not been released yet, tight end Ed Dickson and linebacker K.J. Wright are are expected to make their season debuts after missing the first two months of the season. UPDATE: Both players are not even on this week’s injury report for the Seahawks.
Here are the full injury reports:
Detroit Lions Friday injury report:
RB Theo Riddick (knee) - OUT
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Questionable
LB Jarrad Davis (calf) - Questionable
Seattle Seahawks Friday injury report:
CB Neiko Thorpe (groin) - OUT
G Jordan Simmons (calf) - OUT
DE Rasheem Green (ankle) - Questionable