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Detroit Lions injury report: Darius Slay, T.J. Lang miss 2nd-straight practice

Two key players remain out for the Lions.

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NFL: Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions went another practice without two key starters on Thursday. Both cornerback Darius Slay and guard T.J. Lang remained sidelined as the Lions prepare to face off against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Slay was able to finish the game last week against the Vikings despite dealing with a knee injury the Friday prior. He is still dealing a knee issue and one has to wonder whether he’ll be able to fight through it this week. It’s not a particularly good week for Slay to miss, because Bears receiver Allen Robinson II is confident he’ll return to action after missing two games with a groin injury. Just how confident? Very:

Lang seem like a longer shot to play this week. The Lions veteran right guard was not able to finish last week’s game after suffering an injury during the Vikings’ fumble recovery touchdown. His replacement, Kenny Wiggins, has already played 250 replacement snaps this year, but has only managed a 47.7 PFF grade.

Here’s the full injury reports for Thursday

Lions injury report—11/8/18

G T.J. Lang (neck) - No practice
CB Darius Slay (knee) - No practice
LB Eli Harold (shoulder) - Limited
DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) - Limited
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (neck) - Limited
RB LeGarrette Blount (knee) - Limited
RB Kerryon Johnson (ankle) - Limited
TE Luke Willson (shoulder) - Limited

Bears injury report—11/7/18 (Thursday’s report is not official yet)

TE Dion Sims (concussion) - No practice
WR Taylor Gabriel (knee) - Full
TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) - Full
G Eric Kush (neck) - Full
DE Khalil Mack (ankle) - Full
DT Bilal Nichols (knee) - Full
WR Allen Robinson II (groin) - Full