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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Nick Fairley


By on 10/04/2014 04:20:00 PM

The Detroit Lions’ injury report provided updates on the player status’ for Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, and Nick Fairley.




Calvin Johnson
(Ankle) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, and was a limited participant in practice on Friday. His status is listed as (Questionable) for Sunday's game.

Golden Tate’s (Hamstring) participation was not listed for Wednesday, although he was listed as a limited participant in Thursday and Friday's practices. His status is listed as (Probable) for Sunday's game.

Nick Fairley (Knee) was a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday's practice, but was a full participant on Friday. His status is listed as (Probable) for Sunday's game.

Detroit Lions’ coach Jim Caldwell said that if Calvin Johnson's ankle injury does not improve, there is a chance he will miss Sunday's game, as reported by Michael Rothstein at ESPN.com. Although Johnson is listed as questionable on the injury report, coach Caldwell will not say for sure if Johnson will play, stating, "We'll see. We'll see how it goes." Johnson said on Wednesday that he was feeling much better than he had the week before in reference to his ankle injury.

The Lions’ offense has taken some heavy blows recently. Joique Bell will be out of the lineup this week after suffering a concussion last week against the New York Jets. Golden Tate is hampered by his recent hamstring injury, although coach Caldwell does expect him to play Sunday. How effective Tate will be is the question. Tight end Joseph Fauria injured his ankle in a freak accident involving his dog this week.

The 3-1 Lions play at home this week against the 2-2 Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Matthew Stafford will be hoping to have Johnson on the field Sunday. Just Johnson's presence alone warrants defenses to pay attention no matter how healthy he may be. With that being said, for fantasy owners of Johnson, it's looking like a game-time decision.


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