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Detroit Lions Week 4 injury report: Trey Flowers misses 5th consecutive practice

Flowers has now missed the Lions last five practices.

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The Detroit Lions are well into their Week 4 preparations for the Chicago Bears, and while practices for the week are half over, the team continues to miss one of its key starters, EDGE Trey Flowers. For nearly two full weeks, including five practices and a game, Flowers has been unable to practice or play due to shoulder and knee injuries.

On Thursday, Flowers was unable to practice once again, which puts his status in doubt for this weekend’s game. But on a positive note, the rest of the injury report looks promising with only minor injuries that are not expected to keep other starters out.

No practice on Thursday

  • EDGE Trey Flowers (shoulder/knee)

While not having Flowers in the lineup is a blow to the defense, as mentioned in yesterday’s injury report, the reserve EDGE rushers all showed up to play last week against the Baltimore Ravens.

If Flowers can get in a limited practice on Friday, he could have a chance to play against the Bears, but if he misses a sixth practice, expect him to be ruled out again.

Limited practice

  • RB D’Andre Swift (groin)
  • EDGE Romeo Okwara (shoulder)
  • DL Michael Brockers (shoulder)

No changes here, but also no worries right now. All three players have had their practice time limited in order to manage some lingering injury issues, but each week, come game time, all three have been ready to roll.

Full practice

  • None

No players in this section at this time, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see any of the three limited players get a bump into this section on Friday.