Detroit Lions Injury Report Week 15


This weeks Detroit Lions injury report includes the names of two big time contributors from the NFL’s No. 2 ranked defense. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and safety James Ihedigbo are both listed as both listed as probable for Sundays matchup with the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field.

Both Suh and Ihedigbo have been battling illness throughout the week. Suh managed to return to practice (in a limited capacity) on Friday and both hope to play this week.

Seeing Suh’s name on the Detroit Lions injury report is something that we’re all unaccustomed to, but it turns out that he is indeed human after all. He had never missed a practice due to injury or illness in his NFL career before this week. He’s also never missed a game for those reasons.

Linebacker Josh Bynes was also bitten by the flu bug, but is listed as probable for Sunday.

Meanwhile, running back Reggie Bush (ankle) and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Bush has dealt with an ankle injury for most of the year, while Whitehead tweaked his shoulder in practice on Wednesday.

The team has also already ruled out defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who’ll miss his sixth game in a row since injuring his right knee in London vs. Atlanta on October 26.

Receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) and cornerback Darius Slay (shoulder) all practiced in full Friday after being limited earlier in the week. All three are listed as probable.

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Waddle is dealing with his second concussion of the season, but has complied with league protocol and looks to be ready to go Sunday.

On the other side of the football, the Vikings will be missing four key starters come Sunday. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd(knee), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), safety Robert Blanton (ankle/knee) and offensive guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) will likely be out. Wide receiver/return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) is also questionable.

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