It’s finally here! The first injury report of the season is here! We finally get to check the report!
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions released their initial injury report for their Week 1 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. The good news is that none of the injuries listed came as a surprise. The bad news is that five potential starters were limited in their participation in practice. Take a look:
Wednesday injury report:
Jarrad Davis (ankle) - Limited participation
Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) - Limited participation
Rashaan Melvin (knee) - Limited participation
Frank Ragnow (ankle) - Limited participation
Trey Flowers (shoulder) - Limited participation
The only real new news here is that Da’Shawn Hand’s injury is specifically to his elbow and that Rashaan Melvin is dealing with a knee injury. Those two, along with Jarrad Davis, did not participate much during the portion of practice open to the media.
Flowers sat out of the majority of training camp with an undisclosed injury, and Wednesday’s report reveals what many suggested: that was scheduled time off to recover from his offseason shoulder surgery.
While Ragnow and Flowers are listed as limited participants during Wednesday’s practice, they were much more active than the other three. They seem like they have a pretty good shot of playing this week in Arizona. The other three are far more uncertain, with Hand and Davis being longshots to play given the nature of each injury.
We’ll update this post with the Arizona Cardinals’ injury report when it goes live.