Detroit Lions Injury Report for Week 6 Match-Up vs. Minnesota Vikings


The Detroit Lions injury report has two names on it that will effect the teams offense in a major way on Sunday. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush are both on the list; Johnson listed as DOUBTFUL and Bush listed as QUESTIONABLE, as first reported by Detroit Lions senior writer, Tim Twentyman.

Both Johnson and Bush were expected to be on the Detroit Lions injury report for week six, as both missed all three practices throughout the week. Bush’s questionable status gives him a 50/50 chance of playing against the Minnesota Vikings. With Johnson listed as doubtful, it is considered highly unlikely that Megatron will suit up Sunday.

“You never know there’s a possibility, a couple weeks ago I really didn’t think that he’d be available but the fact of the matter is he came out after doctors looked and said, “Hey he can go” so anything is possible,” – Jim Caldwell, prior to Friday’s practice when asked about Johnson specifically.

Johnson aggravated his injured ankle in last weeks 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills during his only catch of the game. The Lions may continue to rest Johnson next week as well, in an effort to have the Pro Bowl wideout healthy late in the season. Johnson’s injury is officially listed as a high ankle sprain.

Bush is battling an ankle injury also. If he is unable to play on Sunday, there is some good news for the Lions.

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Running backs Joique Bell and Theo Riddick are both off of the Detroit Lions injury report for week 6, as they were both out of action last week. Bell was cleared for activity, but not contact at the end of last week, and Riddick reportedly had tightness in his hamstring. Hometown hero, George Winn was signed off of the Lions practice squad as a result and filled in nicely in his NFL debut.

Expect Bell to carry the load this Sunday — with assistance from both Riddick and Winn.

Here is the official Detroit Lions Injury Report via

TEJoseph FauriaAnkleNPNPNPOut
LBTravis LewisQuadricepNPNPNPOut
WRCalvin JohnsonAnkleNPNPNPDoubtful
RBReggie BushAnkleNPNPNPQuestionable
RBJoique BellConcussionFPFPFPProbable
SJerome CouplinRibsLPFPFPProbable
RBTheo RiddickHamstringFPFPFPProbable
CBCassius VaughnAnkleFPFPFPProbable

Here is the Minnesota Vikings Injury Report:

TEKyle RudolphAbdomen/GroinNPNPNPOut
LBChad GreenwayHand/RibNPNPLPDoubtful
SHarrison SmithAnkleNPLPLPQuestionable
DTSharrif FloydElbowLPLPFPProbable
WRCordarrelle PattersonHipLPLPFPProbable
RBMatt AsiataGroinFPFPFPProbable
QBTeddy BridgewaterAnkleFPFPFPProbable
LBMichael MautiFootFPFPFPProbable
RBJerick McKinnonAnkleFPFPFPProbable

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Also probable are Riddick (hamstring), cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle) and safety Jerome Couplin (ribs). Vaughn missed the last three games with an ankle injury.

I think we can also expect Golden Tate to step up once again as he will likely become quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s No. 1 target against the Vikings. Tate recorded his first touchdown as a Lion last week.

Which receiver would you like to see step up in the absence of Megatron?

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