The Detroit Lions released their injury report on Wednesday ahead of their Week 3 game with the Minnesota Vikings and the team continues to work its way through injuries on the offensive and defensive lines, as well as the secondary. , but they were able to bring two starters back to the practice field.
Note: Any changes from last week’s injury report will be in bold.
- FB Jason Cabinda (ankle): PUP, eligible to return to Week 5
- WR Jameson Williams (ACL): NFI, eligible to return to Week 5
- RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (back): Reserve injured, eligible to return in Week 5
- OL Tommy Kraemer (back): Injured reserve, eligible to return in week 6
- DL Levi Onwuzurike (back): Reserve injured, eligible to return in Week 5
- EDGE Romeo Okwara (Achilles): PUP, eligible to return to Week 5
- EDGE Josh Paschal (sports hernia): PUP, eligible to return to Week 5
- CB Jerry Jacobs (ACL): PUP, eligible to return to Week 5
- RB D’Andre Swift (ankle) – was restricted at the end of last week, played on Sunday
- G Jonah Jackson (finger)
- EDGE Aidan Hutchinson (thigh)
- DL John Cominsky (wrist) – injured in Sunday’s game
Swift’s absence appears to be a planned rest/recovery day, as his ankle is still bothering him, but coach Dan Campbell noted that his health is improving.
“We’re probably going to give a break today,” Campbell said in his Wednesday press conference. “He was out on the walkthrough, though. He’s getting better. Certainly much better than it was at this time last week. So it’s positive. »
On Monday, Campbell called Jackson “day to day” and said the team wanted to see him better on Wednesday. But at the time of the press conference, Campbell acknowledged Jackson wouldn’t be training, saying, “I don’t see Jonah leaving today.”
Hutchinson injured himself in Sunday’s game with what was originally called a “charley horse.” According to defensive line coach Todd Wash, Hutchinson took a knee to the thigh during a goal-line stance and limped off. On Monday, Campbell assured the media that Hutchinson “should be fine” as he works through the sensitivity of the injury. The initial feeling is that taking the day off is part of the rest/recovery process.
Cominsky had surgery on his right wrist on Tuesday and “he’s going to be down for a little while” according to Campbell. However, Campbell also said the team is not considering placing him on injured reserve “at this time”.
- C Frank Ragnow (foot) – returned to training, no longer listed with groin injury
- CB Amani Oruwariye (back) – return to training
- TE TJ Hockenson (hip) — new injury
- S JuJu Hughes (shoulder) — new injury
On Monday, Campbell said the team isn’t worried about where Ragnow is in his recovery, and on Wednesday he took to “running there.” Despite returning to training, Jeremy Reisman reported that Ragnow looked limited during the practice portion, the media were allowed to witness, and this reserve Evan Brown always took the majority of the representatives at center. That said, Ragnow’s injury is now listed as ‘foot’, with his groin injury seemingly gone.
Oruwariye “feels better” recently, according to Campbell, and a return to the pitch is definitely a step in the right direction. Back injuries can be tricky, so it’s important not to put the cart in front of the horse here, but limited practice is a good start to the week.
Hockenson’s injury is new, but it doesn’t seem that serious. He played in 89% of offensive snaps on Sunday, so if the injury happened during the game, it doesn’t seem to have limited him.
Hughes played strictly on special teams on Sunday, but as one of the team’s biggest contributors (21 snaps).
- S Ifetu Melifonwu (hamstrings)
Melifonwu has been training for two weeks now, and if he continues to follow the reacclimatization path we’ve seen in most injured Lions players this year, he could be ready to return to the field this week.
No longer listed with an injury
- LT Taylor Decker (calf)
- DT Michael Brockers (knee)
- EDGE Julian Okwara (hamstrings)
These players are no longer struggling with limiting injuries.
Vikings Injury Report
Here’s a look at the initial Vikings injury report: