The final injury report for Week 16 is here and it’s another lengthy one for the Detroit Lions.
The big news is that stud defensive tackle Damon Harrison Sr. returned to practice on Friday after missing the first two days this week. He is officially listed as questionable with an ankle injury that held him out earlier in the week. With Da’Shawn Hand and Ezekiel Ansah already on injured reserve, Detroit could use Harrison’s services on Sunday against a Minnesota Vikings offense that is trying to prioritize the running game. The Lions’ run defense has been incredibly good with Harrison.
There are also a handful of key players on offense whose statuses are in doubt. First, wide receiver Bruce Ellington will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. That could give more opportunities to Andy Jones, who scored his first career touchdown last week, or Brandon Powell.
Additionally, Matthew Stafford (back), Kenny Golladay (chest) and LeGarrette Blount (calf) are all listed as questionable.
The Vikings, on the other hand, only have one players on their injury report. Linebacker Eric Kendricks is OUT with a hamstring injury.
Lions injury report
WR Bruce Ellington (hamstring) - OUT
S Charles Washington (hamstring) - OUT
CB Jamal Agnew (knee) - Questionable
RB LeGarrette Blount (calf) - Questionable
WR Kenny Golladay (chest) - Questionable
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (ankle) - Questionable
LB Devon Kennard (hip) - Questionable
QB Matthew Stafford (back) - Questionable
Vikings injury report
LB Eric Kendrick (hamstring) - OUT