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Detroit Lions Week 8 injury report: Darius Slay misses 2nd straight practice

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It’s starting to look like the Lions may be without their star cornerback this week.

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The Detroit Lions could get a few players back this week, but it’s looking like one key player may not give it a go against the New York Giants.

For the second straight day, cornerback Darius Slay did not practice, despite being out there with his team on the practice field. Slay aggravated a hamstring injury early in last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and did not return. Slay already missed Week 4’s game with a hamstring injury and it appears he’s now in danger of missing a second.

In positive news, both Nick Bawden and Mike Daniels returned to practice. Bawden seems likely to play this week, while this was Daniels’ first practice in a month, so he may still need a week or two to get back into football shape.

Damon Harrison Sr. also sat out of practice on Thursday. Though he is listed with an groin injury that caused him to miss some time last Sunday, all indications point to this simply being veteran rest for big defensive tackle.

For the Giants, the only change in their injury report is running back Saquon Barkley was moved from limited practice to full practice. As for wide receiver Sterling Shepard, he remains in concussion protocol and seems unlikely to play this week:

Here’s the full injury report for both teams.

Lions injury report:

DT Damon Harrison Sr. (groin) - No practice
CB Darius Slay (hamstring) - No practice
FB Nick Bawden (foot) - Limited practice
DT Mike Daniels (foot) - Limited practice
CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) - Limited practice
DT Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) - Full practice
QB Matthew Stafford (hip) - Full practice

Giants injury report:

CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) - Did not practice
WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) - Limited practice
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) - Full practice
LB Lorenzo Carter (ankle) - Full practice
LB Devante Downs (quad) - Full practice