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Detroit Lions - Buffalo Bills injury report: 4 starters out, Stafford questionable, but plans on playing

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It’s a lengthy injury report for the Lions.

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The Detroit Lions enter Week 15 with their longest injury report of the season. Four starters—Bruce Ellington, Rick Wagner, Da’Shawn Hand and Kerryon Johnson—have all already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Additionally, six other players are listed as questionable.

Matthew Stafford is officially listed as questionable with a back injury that has lingered for a couple weeks. The injury caused him to postpone his availability with the media this week, but he told reporters on Friday that he believes he will play on Sunday.

“I played with it last week, so I plan on playing with it again,” Stafford said.

Among the other questionable players are starting fullback Nick Bellore, left tackle Taylor Decker, and starting edge defender Devon Kennard.

For the Bills, four players are questionable going into Sunday. Most notably, starting running back LeSean McCoy is questionable and has only been limited in practice all week. His backup, Chris Ivory, is also questionable, but has been a full participant in practice. Kicker Stephen Hauschka is also questionable, but the Bills have not brought in another kicker, so he is expected to play.

Here is the full injury report:

Detroit Lions

WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) - OUT
DE Da’Shawn Hand (knee) - OUT
RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) - OUT
T Rick Wagner (concussion) - OUT
DB Charles Washington (hamstring) - OUT
LB Trevor Bates (ankle) - Questionable
FB Nick Bellore (ankle) - Questionable
DB Marcus Cooper (back) - Questionable
T Taylor Decker (shoulder) - Questionable
LB Devon Kennard (hip) - Questionable
QB Matthew Stafford (back) - Questionable

Buffalo Bills

CB Ryan Lewis (concussion) - OUT
K Stephen Hauschka (hip) - Questionable
RB Chris Ivory (shoulder) - Questionable
RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) - Questionable
TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) - Questionable