Bears vs. Lions injury report: Pro Bowl-bound Calvin Johnson returns to practice Thursday

Gregory Shamus

Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson was back on the practice field on Thursday despite knee and ankle injuries.

After receiving his usual day off on Wednesday, Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson joined his teammates back on the practice field on Thursday afternoon in a limited capacity.

Johnson, who picked up his third career Pro Bowl nod on Wednesday, told reporters that he's considering sitting out the postseason event in Hawaii due to nagging injuries to both his knee and ankle. Johnson remains just 108 receiving yards away from reaching a single-season mark that many once thought was impossible, but looks to be right on track to give one more elite performance before the year is out. Johnson was one of three players on Detroit's Week 17 injury report to practice on Thursday.

Sitting out for the second consecutive day was the trio of Louis Delmas, Sammie Hill and Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew continues to nurse an ankle issue that has kept him out of action for the last two weeks, while Delmas has been limited to just seven games this season with chronic knee soreness and swelling.

Lions Thursday Injury Report:

S Louis Delmas - Knee NP
DT Sammie Hill - Toe NP
TE Brandon Pettigrew - Ankle NP
CB Chris Houston - Hamstring LP
WR Calvin Johnson - Knee / Ankle LP
S Don Carey Knee - FP

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