The Detroit Lions released their Week 4 injury report on Thursday and they returned five players to practice, including three starters on offense, but they still have five players not in practice and also downgraded the wide receiver DJ Chark after a limited practice on Wednesday.
Note: Any changes from last week’s injury report will be in bold.
- RB D’Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder)
- WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle)
- WR DJ Chark (ankle) – demoted after limited practice on Wednesday
- G Jonah Jackson (finger)
- DL John Cominsky (wrist)
- K Austin Seibert (right groin)
Swift is not expected to play this week unless there is a drastic positive change in her status, so no surprises here.
St. Brown seemed optimistic about his chances of playing after practice Wednesday, but admitted he was very day-to-day. A missed second practice is not a good sign, but if he wants to have a chance to play on Sunday, he will have to take to the pitch on Friday.
Chark was limited on Wednesday, so a demotion on Thursday is a little worrying, but it’s also too early to jump to conclusions. It’s possible he suffered a setback on Wednesday which led to the missed training, but he could also benefit from an extra day off. Unfortunately, we won’t know more until Friday.
Jackson continues to miss practices and although he hopes to return before the bye week, based on his conversation with Justin Rogers of Detroit Newsthis timeline doesn’t seem too realistic.
Cominsky had surgery just over a week ago and is expected to miss quite a bit of time. His absence is expected.
Seibert missing two practices with a soft tissue injury is potentially embarrassing, but special teams coordinator Dave Fipp met the media on Thursday and said he was comfortable with where the Lions kicker was.
“I think the information we got from (Seibert) is very good information, so we’re excited about that with Austin,” Fipp said. “I know he didn’t train the other day, but anyway I feel good where he is and what we will have with him.”
If Seibert is unable to play, the Lions will most likely turn to practice kicker Dominik Eberle to fill in this week.
- WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) – upgraded after no practice Wednesday
- TE TJ Hockenson (foot) – upgraded after no practice Wednesday
- C Frank Ragnow (foot) – upgraded after no practice on Wednesday
- LB Chris Board (knee) – improved after no practice on Wednesday
- CB Bobby Price (shin) – upgraded after no practice Wednesday
Reynolds was “further away” than St. Brown, according to coach Dan Campbell on Wednesday, and the plan was to take things one day at a time, so getting the upgrade is a good step in the right direction.
“I think Reynolds will be fine. We’ll take it day by day, see where we are,” Campbell said Wednesday.
Hockenson also seems on the right track, and reading between the lines of Campbell’s press conference on Wednesday – “TJ is going to have a big week” – he looks like he’s in a good place.
Ragnow also appears to have gotten a day off on Wednesday and should be back in the mix for the rest of the week.
“It’s good to have Frank (Ragnow) back,” Campbell said Wednesday.
Board and Price were new additions to the injury report this week and after not training on Wednesday they were back on the court on Thursday which is a positive sign.
Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ injury report on Thursday:
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