The Detroit Lions released their injury report update and it is stunning. And not the stunning as in if a beautiful woman walked in to the room, good kind of way. This is the type of stunning as in “why and how did so many players get hurt” kind of way with only being three games in to the season.
The stunning injury report contains 13 players. 13! Besides being unlucky, that is almost 25% of the team that is either playing with an injury or questionable or out for playing in week 4 because of said injury.
This is who made it to the list as of Thursday afternoon:
Matthew Stafford – The hamstring injury was changed to a hip injury, but the exact diagnosis is still under wraps. He did practice Thursday in a limited fashion, but is listed as probable to start Sunday.
Lawrence Jackson – Calf injury that happened sometime between Wednesday and Thursday during practice sessions.
Amari Spievy – Had a groin injury during the game and has been limited in practice.
Mikel Leshoure – The man finally gets back in the game after a two week suspension and now has a groin injury. He has been limited in practice.
Titus Young – Hurt his knee during Sunday’s game but has been practicing.
Rob Sims – Injured knee and has been limited in practice.
Calvin Johnson – He was listed as having an ankle injury last week too, but still practiced and played.
Corey Williams – Did not practice at all Wednesday or Thursday due to a knee injury.
Tony Scheffler – Has a calf strain, but started practicing again Thursday.
Corey Hilliard – Is listed as having an elbow injury, but fully practiced both Wednesday and Thursday.
Travis Lewis – Did not practice at all since he is out with a quad injury.
Justin Durant – Has a back injury and is limited in practice this week.
Louis Delmas – Remained completely sidelined with his knee injury.
The Minnesota Vikings have eight on the injured list, which looks small in comparison to the Lions. Does the injury roster give the Vikings an advantage this coming week?