The Detroit Lions injury report remained lengthy on Thursday, as gameday for Week 12 draws nearer.
Detroit is missing key players for Sunday’s game against Washington and the outlook appears bleak for their availability this week.
Matthew Stafford is still sidelined, all but guaranteeing he’ll miss his third game because of his back/hip issue. Additionally, defensive end Trey Flowers and center Frank Ragnow continue to sit with concussions. At this point, the timeline is extremely short to get through concussion protocol, so they appear unlikely to play this week, as well.
Flowers’ injury could be especially impactful, as he’s been the team’s best defensive player, and Detroit is short on ends. Romeo Okwara has missed the past couple of games with a groin injury, but is expected to return this week. Additionally, the Lions did activate fourth-round rookie Austin Bryant this week, so there’s a chance he gets a good look on defense in his NFL debut on Sunday.
In positive news, right tackle Rick Wagner was a full participant on Thursday, suggesting he’s nearing the end of concussion protocol and is trending towards playing this week. Additionally, punter Sam Martin returned to practice in a limited fashion after missing Wednesday.
Here’s the full injury report for the Lions.
Lions Wednesday injury report:
QB Matthew Stafford (back/hip) - No practice
C Frank Ragnow (concussion) - No practice
DT Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) - No practice
DE Trey Flowers (concussion) - No practice
S Tracy Walker (knee) - No practice
CB Jamal Agnew (ankle) - No practice
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (rest) - No practice
P Sam Martin (abdomen) - Limited practice
S C.J. Moore (hamstring) - Limited
RT Rick Wagner (concussion) - Full