It’s starting to look like the Detroit Lions will be without their top safety for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Tracy Walker missed Thursday’s practice after suffering a knee injury last week in the second half of the game. Walker had to be helped off the field and he did not return to practice.
Lions head coach Matt Patricia continues to label Walker as “day-by-day,” but missing the first two practices of the week has meant for most Lions players that they won’t be playing Sunday. No Lions player this year has missed the first two practices of the week and ended up playing in that week’s game.
On the positive side, Da’Shawn Hand and Graham Glasgow returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice. Hand was excused with a personal issue while Glasgow was dealing with a back injury that held him out for most of the fourth quarter against the Giants.
Damon Harrison Sr., meanwhile, had his veteran day off, as has been the tradition for the past couple weeks. He’s working through a groin injury, but was a full participant on Wednesday.