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The Lions could see the return of at least 2 players this week.
The Detroit Lions conducted just a walkthrough on Friday, but there were still three encouraging signs from their Friday injury report.
First, Da’Shawn Hand returned to action after skipping Thursday’s practice. Earlier in the week, Hand participated in his first contact drills since suffering his elbow injury. Although Hand is listed as limited in Friday’s report, it is a sign he could possibly return this week for Green Bay.
Similarly, A’Shawn Robinson returned after missing Thursday. The severity of his knee injury is unknown, but he, too, was listed as limited on Friday.
Finally, the most encouraging sign is that tight end T.J. Hockenson was upgraded from limited practice to full practice. This means he’s essentially entered the final stage of concussion protocol. As long as he doesn’t suffer any setback between now and Monday, it seems near certain that he will play against the Packers , despite suffering a scary concussion in Week 4.
As for the Packers, not much has changed. Wide receiver Davante Adams and rookie safety Darnell Savage remain out, making both of their chances of playing smaller. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is already saying Adams is likely out, but Savage’s status is a little less known.
Here’s a full look at each team’s injury report for Friday. The final report of the week will be released on Saturday.
Lions injury report (projected):
DT Mike Daniels
(foot) – No practice
CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) – No practice
DT Da’Shawn Hand (elbow) – Limited practice
DT A’Shawn Robinson (knee) – Limited practice
WR Danny Amendola (chest) – Limited practice
S Quandre Diggs (hamstring) – Limited practice
CB Darius Slay (hamstring) – Limited practice
TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) – Full practice
QB Matthew Stafford (hip) – Full practice
Packers injury report
WR Davante Adams
(toe) – No practice
S Darnell Savage (ankle) – No practice
TE Robert Tonyan (hip) – No practice
CB Tony Brown (hamstring) – No practice
OT Bryan Bulaga (rest) – Limited
DT Kenny Clark (calf) – Limited
TE Jimmy Graham (rest) – Limited
CB Kevin King (knee/groin) – Limited
TE Marcedes Lewis (heel) – Limited
C Corey Linsley (concussion) – Limited
S Will Redmond (shoulder) – Limited
QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) – Limited
CB Tramon Williams (back) – Limited
WR Darrius Shepherd (shoulder) – Full
LB Oren Burks (chest) – Full
LB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder) – Full
LB Za’Darius Smith (knee) – Full
RB Jamaal Williams (concussion) – Full
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring/calf) – Full
DL Montravius Adams (shoulder) – Full