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Lions vs. Cardinals injury report: DT Nick Fairley misses Friday, listed as doubtful for Week 15

Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley joined both Brandon Pettigrew and Louis Delmas on the sidelines at Friday's practice due to a shoulder injury.


Unable to recover from a shoulder injury suffered last Sunday, Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was one of three Detroit players held completely out of practice on Friday.

Fairley and starting tight end Brandon Pettigrew were each listed as doubtful to play in Week 15 against Arizona on Detroit's official injury report, as both men could not find a way to get on the practice field this week. Despite returning in a limited capacity on Thursday, safety Louis Delmas did not particpate on Friday and is now questionable for the weekend. Delmas continues to battle knee swelling following offseason surgery, and has been limited to just five games this year due to complications.

While four key Detroit players including Calvin Johnson each practiced in a limited capacity on Friday, all are currently listed as probable to square off against the Cardinals. Cornerbacks Jacob Lacey and Chris Houston joined Johnson as players with a limited distinction to close out the week of practices, but should each be in action on Sunday after opening the week on the sideline. The lone player on the Lions' injury report to practice fully all week long, offensive tackle Corey Hilliard is listed as probably for Week 15 despite a minor knee issue.

Here are the final injury reports for both teams heading into the weekend:

Pos. Name Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
DT Nick Fairley Shoulder NP NP NP Doubtful
TE Brandon Pettigrew Ankle NP NP NP Doubtful
S Louis Delmas Knee NP LP NP Questionable
S Don Carey Knee LP LP LP Probable
CB Chris Houston Hamstring NP LP LP Probable
WR Calvin Johnson Knee LP LP LP Probable
CB Jacob Lacey Foot/Achilles NP LP LP Probable
T Corey Hilliard Knee FP FP FP Probable

Pos. Name Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Status
WR Early Doucet Concussion NP NP NP Out
S James Sanders Calf Not Listed LP NP Doubtful
DE Calais Campbell Calf LP LP LP Questionable
TE Rob Housler Knee LP FP NP Questionable
DE Ronald Talley Ankle NP NP LP Questionable
DT Dan Williams Hamstring NP NP LP Questionable
DT Nick Eason Ankle LP LP FP Probable
S Kerry Rhodes Abdomen LP LP FP Probable
WR Andre Roberts Ankle LP LP FP Probable
CB Greg Toler Hamstring LP LP FP Probable
LS Mike Leach Back / Shoulder FP FP FP Probable
RB Beanie Wells Knee FP FP FP Probable