It wasn’t a great start to the week for two key Detroit Lions players. Both wide receiver Kenny Golladay and rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah did not participate in Wednesday’s practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Golladay and Okudah have missed several weeks now, as Golladay works to come back from a hip injury suffered in Week 8 against the Colts, and Okudah hopes to return soon from a shoulder/groin injury that is now just listed as a groin injury.
Joining them is offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, who left Sunday’s game against the Bears with an ankle injury. With Halapoulivaati Vaitai on injured reserve, the Lions had to rely on Matt Nelson—a former defensive lineman—to play the second half against Chicago.
The positive news is that rookie running back D’Andre Swift returned to practice Wednesday after missing a few practices with an illness. It’s still unclear if he’ll play this week—he was limited on Wednesday—but interim head coach Darrell Bevell suggested he’s certainly trending that way.
“He’s continued to improve each and every day, so we’re excited to see him out there at practice today,” Bevell said prior to Wednesday’s practice. “And like I told you, we’re trying to monitor how that goes and then see the next day. But so far, so good, and we expect him to be out there today.”
Here’s a look at the Lions’ first injury report for Week 14.
CB Jeff Okudah (groin) - No practice
WR Kenny Golladay (hip) - No practice
S C.J. Moore (ankle) - No practice
OT Tyrell Crosby (ankle) - No practice
RB D’Andre Swift (illness) - Limited
DL Da’Shawn Hand (groin) - Limited
RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) - Limited
DE Austin Bryant (thigh) - Limited
QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) - Limited