The Detroit Lions saw quite a bit of improvement on their Week 6 injury report on Friday, but they’re not out of the woods yet with one of their most important players on offense.
Here’s a look at the Lions’ injury report, with the updated changes in injury status listed in bold.
Injured reserve/PUP list
- LG Joe Dahl, RB Bo Scarbrough, and CB Mike Ford returned to practice but remain on IR for the time being
- CB Justin Coleman is eligible to return at any time
- EDGE Austin Bryant (PUP) is eligible to return after Week 6
- Hunter Bryant was placed on IR today , he will be eligible to return after Week 8
|Desmond Trufant||Hamstring||No Practice||No Practice||No Practice||OUT|
|Hunter Bryant||Concussion||No Practice||No Practice||No Practice||Placed on IR|
Trufant was not able to overcome the injury set back he suffered in Week 4 and he will miss his third game of the season. Expect Amani Oruwariye and Jeff Okudah to start, with Darryl Williams in the slot.
We’re going to have to wait at least another three weeks before we will get to see the Bryant make his NFL debut after he was placed on injured reserve today.
|Frank Ragnow||Groin||Limited Practice||No Practice||Limited Practice||Questionable|
|C.J. Moore||Calf||Limited Practice||Limited Practice||Full Practice||Questionable|
Ragnow suffered a groin injury in practice on Wednesday, missed practice on Thursday, and was limited again on Friday. Another few days of rest could do wonders for his availability on Sunday, but with the Lions traveling this week, he’ll need to pass through another medical check on Saturday. If he shows positive improvement, he could make the trip to Jacksonville, but could still be a game-time decision.
If Ragnow can’t play, early expectations are that starter Joe Dahl could return from injured reserve tomorrow — taking the roster spot vacated by Bryant being placed on IR — and start at center. If Ragnow can play, Dahl could still be activated and the offensive line could return to the original/preferred starting lineup — something we have yet to see in 2020.
Moore is recovering from his third separate injury in six weeks, and while he was able to upgrade to a full practice on Friday, the questionable label is a strong indication he’s headed towards a game-time decision.
Not listed with an injury designation
|Adrian Peterson||Illness||Not listed||No Practice||Full Practice||No Designation|
|Christian Jones||Knee||Limited Practice||Limited Practice||Full Practice||No Designation|
|D’Shawn Hand||Chest||Full Practice||Full Practice||Full Practice||No Designation|
|Nick Williams||Shoulder||Full Practice||Full Practice||Full Practice||No Designation|
Peterson’s illness lasted just 24-hours and he returned to a full practice on Friday. He should be good to go on Sunday.
Jones has been limited in practice since Week 4 but it hasn’t impacted his playing time as of yet. Couple that with a full practice on Friday, and no injury designation, and he should be ready to roll on Sunday.
Hand and Williams both got in a full week’s worth of practices and won’t carry an injury designation into Sunday’s game. If the Lions are concerned about their ability to play a full game, Kevin Strong could be promoted from the practice squad, but they appear to be in a good spot.