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Nate Burleson, Zack Follett, Matthew Stafford Ruled Out For Sunday

The Lions will for sure be without at least three starters against Minnesota on Sunday, as Matthew Stafford, Nate Burleson and Zack Follett have been ruled out.

Stafford, as we all know, is still recovering from his shoulder injury. Burleson and Follett are both recovering from injuries suffered against the Eagles. Burleson supposedly has a high ankle sprain and Follett is dealing with a concussion.

Here are the other injury updates for Sunday's game:

Four players are questionable for the Lions: offensive guard Stephen Peterman, defensive end Cliff Avril, linebacker DeAndre Levy and linebacker Landon Johnson. At this point, I expect all four to play. Peterman practiced today after missing a couple days, showing that he should be good to go. Avril and Levy have been practicing this week as well. And with Johnson, he is likely going to replace Follett in the starting lineup, so I expect him to play.

Linebacker Ashlee Palmer and safeties C.C. Brown and Louis Delmas are all probable, which is good news.

Although the Lions will be without Follett, it will be nice to see the defense return to almost full strength if Levy plays as most expect him to.