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Detroit Lions Injury Report, Week 17: Calvin Johnson Will Probably Play

The Detroit Lions are already in the playoffs, but can lock up the fifth seed with a victory in their regular season finale when they play the Green Bay Packers this weekend. The team's injury report didn't look promising earlier in the week, but the status of wide receiver Calvin Johnson has helped things quite a bit heading into Week 17.

Johnson didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday as he tried to get over an Achilles injury, but Megatron apparently recovered just fine as he's listed as probable for Sunday's game. Considering he was limited in Friday's practice, though, he may not be quite as healthy as he should be.

No players are listed as out for the Lions, but defensive backs Aaron Berry and Louis Delmas are both doubtful. The full injury report is available here.

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Calvin Johnson Injury: Detroit Lions WR Misses Second Straight Practice

The Detroit Lions have an important game with the Green Bay Packers this weekend as they look to solidify their playoff seed, but the injury report hasn't exactly been nice to the team. Thursday's report listed four players as DNP, including wide receiver Calvin Johnson as he sat out for a second consecutive practice.

Johnson is dealing with an Achilles injury. Although it hasn't sounded like anything serious, the Free Press indicates his status is still up in the air heading into the weekend's game.

Johnson's availability for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers is unknown, though he indicated Wednesday he hoped to play.

"I had some things bothering me at the end of the game there, so just trying to be as fresh as possible going into the game," Johnson said then.

Along with Johnson, Louis Delmas, Nick Fairley and Corey Williams missed Thursday's practice in full. Defensive backs Aaron Berry, Chris Houston and Amari Spievey were limited along with defensive end Willie Young. Kevin Smith and Cliff Avril were both listed on the report as well, though each went through the entire practice without a flare up.

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Detroit Lions Injury Report, Week 17: Calvin Johnson Out On Wednesday

The Detroit Lions play the Green Bay Packers this weekend as they look to jostle themselves up the ladder as far as playoff positioning is concerned. The Packers don't have much to play for considering they clinched homefield advantage with last week's win, but a victory is no sure thing as a couple of key players showed up on Wednesday's injury report.

Calvin Johnson was one of five players that didn't practice on Wednesday as the wide receiver sat out with an Achilles injury. Johnson stretched with the team, but was held out as a precautionary measure, according to a report from Anwar Richardson. Richardson's report also touched on Chris Houston's injury as the cornerback sat out Wednesday's practice as well.

Houston wore a cast on his left arm on Wednesday. He said he injured his hand after intercepting San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers in Detroit's previous game. Houston said the injury occurred as he landed. While Houston is unsure if he will be allowed to play on Sunday, the injury is not serious in his view.

"I'm good," Houston said. "It's a little boo-boo. That's it."

Safety Louis Delmas and defensive linemen Corey Williams and Willie Young also missed Wednesday's practice in full. Cliff Avril, Aaron Berry and Nick Fairley were all limited while Kevin Smith and Amari Spievey were listed as having gone through the full practice.

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