First, let’s talk about who has been declared out already. Matthew Stafford, Marvin Hall, Jamal Agnew and Rashaan Melvin will all miss this week’s game, as expected. For Stafford, this will be the fourth straight game he has missed with his back injury.
Six players are listed as questionable. Let’s break them down individually.
QB Jeff Driskel
Driskel was limited all week with a hamstring injury. Throughout the week, head coach Matt Patricia has referred to Driskel as “sore” with this injury, but Driskel seemed to indicate he’ll do what he can to play this week.
“Yeah, it’s definitely gotten better each and every day,” Driskel said on Tuesday. “That’s just a testament to the guys in the training room – all of those guys that are here all hours of the day working with us. Yeah, so just doing what you can to get your body right and be out there.”
The Lions didn’t sign another quarterback this week, which suggests Driskel—at the very least—will be active this week, but we may see David Blough start his first career game.
DE Trey Flowers
Flowers was a FULL participant during Wednesday’s practice (a walkthrough), which suggests he’s in the final stages of concussion protocol. This opens the window for him returning after missing just one game.
DT Da’Shawn Hand
Hand returned to practice this week after missing a couple games with an ankle injury. He was limited all week, so his availability is still in questions, but he’s trending in the right direction.
Damon Harrison Sr.
Snacks had been regularly getting veteran days off. However, he left Sunday’s game late with an injury and is apparently dealing with a knee and calf injury. His status for Thursday is unclear.
Hockenson popped up on the injury report with a shoulder injury late last week. He played through it on a limited snap count last week, but was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. He’ll likely play.
Just a few weeks ago, Walker returned to play after suffering a knee injury. However, he only last about a half before having to leave again. He returned to practice this week, but was limited in all three “practice.”
For the Chicago Bears, they have already declared six players out, including starting receiver Taylor Gabriel, right tackle Bobbie Massie and tight ends Ben Braunecker and Adam Shaheen.
Here’s a look at the full injury report for both teams.
Lions injury report:
CB Jamal Agnew (ankle) - Out
WR Marvin Hall (foot) - Out
CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) - Out
QB Matthew Stafford (hip/back) - Out
DE Trey Flowers (concussion) - Questionable
QB Jeff Driskel (hamstring) - Questionable
DT Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) - Questionable
DT Damon Harrison Sr. (knee/calf) - Questionable
TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder) - Questionable
S Tracy Walker (knee) - Questionable
Bears injury report:
TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) - Out
TE Adam Shaheen (foot) - Out
WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) - Out
RT Bobby Massie (ankle) - Out
DB Sherrick McManis (groin) - Out
LB Danny Trevathan - Out