Texans vs. Lions injury report: Nick Fairley, Corey Williams questionable for Week 12

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Corey Williams were among five players listed as questionable to play on Thanksgiving against Houston.

Forced to deal with a short week, the Detroit Lions will hope to overcome a rash of recent injuries when they take the field on Thursday for a must-win game with the Houston Texans.

Although many key Detroit players who were limited throughout the week remain probable on the team's official Week 12 injury report, the statuses of a number of other pivotal defensive players remain up in the air. Two of the Lions' five players currently viewed as questionable heading into Thursday, defensive tackles Nick Fairley and Corey Williams, each have come down with illnesses that have forced the two standout linemen off the practice field. Williams, who is also nursing a knee injury, completely sat out Wednesday's practice despite partaking in a limited capacity the previous two days.

Unlikely to play for the first time in his 12-year NFL career on Thursday, starting left tackle Jeff Backus was held out for the entire week of practices with a serious hamstring injury. Backus currently owns the third-longest active streak in the NFL of 186 consecutive starts, but will be forced to watch from the sidelines as rookie Riley Reiff is set to take over the left side of the line.

Here are the full injury reports for both teams heading into Thanksgiving Day:

Pos. Name Injury Mon. Tue. Wed. Status
WR Titus Young Not Injury Related / Knee Out Out Out Out
T Jeff Backus Hamstring NP NP NP Doubtful
S Louis Delmas Knee NP LP LP Questionable
DT Nick Fairley Illness Not Listed Not Listed NP Questionable
CB Drayton Florence Concussion NP NP LP Questionable
CB Jacob Lacey Foot NP LP NP Questionable
DT Corey Williams Knee / Illness LP LP NP Questionable
DE Cliff Avril Knee NP LP LP Probable
S Erik Coleman Eye LP LP LP Probable
K Jason Hanson Left Foot FP FP FP Probable
DT Sammie Hill Knee NP LP FP Probable
CB Chris Houston Ankle LP LP LP Probable
WR Calvin Johnson Knee/Thumb NP LP LP Probable
LB Ashlee Palmer Chest LP LP LP Probable
G Rob Sims Hamstring LP LP LP Probable
DT Ndamukong Suh Knee LP FP FP Probable

Pos. Name Injury Mon. Tue. Wed. Status
WR DeVier Posey Knee / Hamstring NP NP NP Doubtful
LB Tim Dobbins Shoulder LP NP NP Questionable
CB Johnathan Joseph Hamstring NP NP NP Questionable
RB Ben Tate Hamstring NP NP NP Questionable
C Chris Meyers Back Not Listed LP FP Probable
DE Antonio Smith Ankle LP LP LP Probable
G Wade Smith Ribs NP LP LP Probable
DT Shaun Cody Back / Ribs LP LP LP Probable
DE Jared Crick Neck FP FP FP Probable
TE Owen Daniels Back FP FP FP Probable
S Quintin Demps Back FP FP FP Probable
LB Bradie James Thumb FP FP FP Probable
WR Lestar Jean Knee FP FP FP Probable
CB Brice McCain Knee FP FP FP Probable
LB Jesse Nading Foot FP FP FP Probable
LB Darryl Sharpton Neck / Knee / Hip LP FP FP Probable
QB T.J. Yates Right Elbow FP FP FP Probable

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