Detroit Lions Injury Report: Pettigrew Out, Levy Doubtful vs. Vikings


The Detroit Lions have completed their week of practice ahead of their game at the Minnesota Vikings and they look to be without some starters once again.

Brandon Pettigrew did not practice at all this week and has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game. DeAndre Levy has also remained out but has been designated as doubtful to play this week – just as he was last week.

The good news is that some starters who were out last week look to be in good shape to return. LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) and Larry Warford (ankle) didn’t play against the Chargers but both have been designated as probable for week two. That is a big upgrade for the right side of a Lions offensive line who had their issues against the Chargers.

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The fact that both Waddle and Warford were full participants at practice today is a good indicator that they will be on the field against the Vikings. Jim Caldwell on Waddle and Warford:

Both guys made good progress and today is even a bigger day for both guys. But they both, I thought, performed well and came out this morning ready to go back to work again today, so we’ll see.

Matthew Stafford (right upper arm), Darius Slay (ankle) and Golden Tate (quad) got nicked up last week such that they landed on the injury report this week but all three are also probable.

On the defensive line, Haloti Ngata (shoulder) and Caraun Reid (ankle) are questionable.

The Vikings continue to list just two players on their injury report – Jerick McKinnon (ankle) and Shamar Stephen (knee) – both of whom are designated “likely” on the Vikings final injury report.

By NFL definition, game designations are as follows:

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play

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