Detroit Lions Injury Report for match-up against New Orleans Saints


The Detroit Lions Injury Report has some new names on it going into week 7. First-round draft pick Eric Ebron joins fellow tight end Joseph Fauria on the injury report, leaving the team considerably thin at the position. Brandon Pettigrew will see a majority of the snaps come Sunday when the Lions face the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field.

“I’m acceptable of that role, whether its block or pass. It’s nice to get a few passes every now and again.” – Pettigrew said when asked about an expanded role

Ebron, who injured a hamstring in practice this week, is listed as doubtful.

"“He’s got a little bit of an issue that he dealt with the other day and he’s had a similar issue before,” head coach Jim Caldwell said of Ebron on Friday.“It’s just a matter of how quickly he’s going to be able to rebound, so the doctors are still working with him. It’ll be day-to-day and he hasn’t practiced since Wednesday, so hopefully he’ll get back soon.”"

Look for the Lions to promote TE Jordan Thompson from the practice squad at some point prior to Sunday.

Another key playmaker now listed as doubtful for Sunday is running back Theo Riddick. Riddick caught five passes for 75-yards in the first half of the Lions 17-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. In the second half he re-aggravated his injured hamstring.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable, though it is highly unlikely that he will play. When head coach, Jim Caldwell was asked about Johnson’s status following Friday’s practice session, he said it would “take a miracle” to see him on the field.

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There is some good news though of Lions fans.

Running back Reggie Bush‘s name can no longer be found on the Detroit Lions injury report. Bush suffered an ankle injury in week five against the Buffalo Bills and sat out last weeks game in Minnesota. Bush was a full participant in practice on Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday.

"“It helped a lot,” Bush said of sitting out last week. “It helped me rest my ankle and prepare for this week. I think we made the smart decision by not playing last game and risking further injury and just given myself a week to get back healthy.”"

Special teams ace Jeremy Ross is listed as probable.

On the defensive side of the ball, it doesn’t take long for one name to jump out at you right away. That name is last weeks NFC Defensive Player of the Week, Ziggy Ansah. Ansah is reportedly battling a toe injury, but is expected to play Sunday.

Missinh his fifth game in a row is linebacker, Travis Lewis.

Here is the official Detroit Lions Injury Report:

TEJoseph FauriaankleNPNPNPOut
LBTravis LewisquadricepNPNPNPOut
TEEric EbronhamstringLPNPNPDoubtful
RBTheo RiddickhamstringNPNPNPDoutbful
WRCalvin JohnsonankleNPNPNPQuestionable
DEEzekiel AnsahtoeNPLPLPProbable
RBReggie BushankleLPLPFPProbable
WRJeremy RossankleNPFPFPProbable

Here is the official New Orleans Saints Injury Report:

LBRamon HumberankleNPNPNPOut
LBKyle KnoxankleNPNPNPOut
CBPatrick RobinsonhamstringNPNPNPQuestionable
TE Jimmy GrahamshoulderNPLPLPQuestionable
Keenan LewistoeNot listedNPLPProbable
LB Ronald PowellillnessNot listedNPLPProbable
RB Pierre ThomasillnessNot listedNPLPProbable
CJonathan GoodwinkneeFPFPFPProbable
RBMark IngramhandFPFPFPProbable
RBErik LorigankleFPFPFPProbable

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