For a Week 7 game, the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will be entering Sunday remarkably healthy. Both teams only have one player with an injury designation according to Friday’s injury report, and neither come as a big surprise.
Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant has been declared out for Sunday, which is no surprise considering he has missed the past two weeks of practice with a hamstring injury. Amani Oruwariye and rookie Jeff Okudah will get the starts on Sunday.
The good news is that everyone else was a full participant in Detroit’s Friday practice and have not been given injury designations. Trey Flowers, Marvin Jones Jr., and Frank Ragnow are all set to start this week despite practicing through injuries earlier in the week.
One other situation to keep an eye on are the statuses of cornerback Justin Coleman and Austin Bryant. Both players are currently on injured reserve, but the two of them returned to practice this week. Either could come off the IR this weekend, although it seems unlikely for Bryant, who missed all of training camp.
For the Falcons, they are coming in much healthier than their initial injury reports for the week suggest. Just defensive end Takkarist McKinley was given an injury designation (questionable), while everyone else appears ready to go. Receiver Julio Jones, despite missing Wednesday’s practice, will play this week against the Lions. As for McKinley, he returned to practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday, but was still limited.
Here’s a look at each team’s full injury report:
Lions injury report:
CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) - OUT
Falcons injury report:
DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) - Questionable