Due to the shortened week, the Detroit Lions were due an injury report on Monday, despite the fact that the team did not practice. After all, it has been less than 24 hours after their 20-19 win over the Panthers.
As expected, Kerryon Johnson was listed as out, after suffering a knee sprain on Sunday. Reports suggest he’ll be week-to-week, but that makes his availability against the Chicago Bears on Thursday unlikely.
Unfortunately, Marvin Jones Jr., who missed Sunday’s game with a knee injury, also continues to be listed as out. The Lions’ receiving corps has taken a hit with Jones out on top of the Golden Tate trade. Although, Kenny Golladay (113 yards) and Bruce Ellington (52 yards) stepped up nicely against the Panthers. Ellington popped up on the injury report Monday with a back injury, but he was still “limited.”
In better news, both A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) and Michael Roberts (shoulder) were listed as “limited” suggesting they could be on track to playing on Thanksgiving. Both were injured in the last game against the Bears, did not practice all of last week, and did not play Sunday. The Lions are pretty shorthanded at both the defensive tackle and tight end positions—Detroit only played with two of each last week—so the return of both could be helpful against a dangerous Bears team.
Here’s the full injury report for Monday:
Lions 11/19 injury report:
RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) - No practice
WR Marvin Jones Jr. (knee) - No practice
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - No practice
WR Bruce Ellington (back) - Limited practice
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (shoulder) - Limited practice
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) - Limited practice
TE Michael Roberts (shoulder) - Limited practice
DT A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) - Limited practice
CB Darius Slay (knee) - Limited practice