Detroit Lions Injury Report, Week 16: Nick Fairley, Louis Delmas Still Banged Up

The Detroit Lions may be slightly shorthanded as the try to clinch a playoff berth on Christmas Eve at home against the San Diego Chargers. The Lions' first injury report of the week is out and it is riddled with DNPs. A total of seven players did not participate in practice on Wednesday:

Detroit Lions Week 16 Injury Report
Pos. Name Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
CB Don Carey Concussion DNP      
T Gosder Cherilus Hamstring DNP      
S Louis Delmas Knee DNP      
DT Nick Fairley Foot DNP      
S Chris Harris Concussion DNP      
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch Neck DNP      
DT Corey Williams Hip DNP      
CB Aaron Berry Shoulder LP      
CB Chris Houston Knee LP      
DE Willie Young Ankle LP      
LB Justin Durant Hamstring FP      
DE Lawrence Jackson Thigh FP      
G Rob Sims Shoulder FP      
RB Kevin Smith Ankle FP      
S Amari Spievey Knee FP      

Among the notable players that did participate was running back Kevin Smith. Smith missed the game two weeks ago against Minnesota, but was able to return last week against Oakland to help the Detroit running game. Defensive End Kyle Vanden Bosch was limited with a neck injury and did not participate, which could cut into Detroit's pass rush against Philip Rivers. Starters Nick Fairley and Louis Delmas did not participate, either.

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