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Thursday injury report: Rookies Johnson and Hand miss practice again

The Lions are battered and bruised heading into a bout versus the Bills.

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After an injury-filled game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions opted for a Wednesday walkthrough instead of the usual practice. The Lions will face off against the Buffalo Bills this week, but it appears as though they will do so with numerous missing pieces.

The Lions offense, already missing T.J. Lang, Marvin Jones Jr and Michael Roberts, is dealing with injuries across the starting lineup. Quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to be limited with a back injury. Running back Kerryon Johnson did not practice yet again, and is in danger of missing a fourth game. Injuries to tackles Taylor Decker (shoulder) and Rick Wagner (concussion) are another blow to the offensive line. With Wagner likely to miss the upcoming game, Tyrell Crosby is a candidate to replace him. After Wagner left the Cardinals matchup, Crosby played 35 snaps at right tackle. Wide receiver Bruce Ellington continues to suffer from hamstring problems, which have plagued his career.

The defensive side of the ball isn’t fairing much better. Linebackers Trevor Bates and Devon Kennard remain limited, as does defensive back Marcus Cooper. Da’Shawn Hand did not practice, though it is promising that he wasn’t put on the injured reserve like Ezekiel Ansah.

Here’s a look at the Lions’ lengthy injury report from Thursday.

Lions injury report:

WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) - No practice
DE Da’Shawn Hand (knee) - No practice
RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) - No practice
T Rick Wagner (concussion) - No practice
DB Charles Washington (hamstring) - No practice
LB Trevor Bates (ankle) - Limited practice
LB Nick Bellore (ankle) - Limited practice
DB Marcus Cooper Sr. (back) - Limited practice
LT Taylor Decker (shoulder) - Limited practice
LB Devon Kennard (hip) - Limited practice
QB Matthew Stafford (back) - Limited practice

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