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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, Nick Fairley

By on 11/26/2014 05:00:00 PM

In the first of three Thanksgiving Day games, the Detroit Lions play host to the NFC North rival Chicago Bears. Although the Lions are having a solid season at 7-4, their offense has been riddled with injuries. For the better part of the season both RB Reggie Bush and WR Calvin Johnson have been banged up and each have missed significant time. This week is no different as they, along with DT Nick Fairley, highlight the Lions injury report.

Reggie Bush has missed four of the Lions 11 games on the season and is listed as questionable once again for the Turkey Day match up according to the Lions official injury report. He is dealing with both an ankle and back problem and was a limited participant in practice all week. Bush has just 191 rushing yards on 53 attempts and a score to go with 169 receiving yards on 26 receptions on the year.

Calvin Johnson has been battling an ankle injury since Week 3 and has not been the normal Megatron all year. He is once again listed on the injury report, although his probable tag seems to suggest he will play through the injury as he often has throughout his career. Johnson has just 578 receiving yards and three touchdowns in his eight games on the year.

Nick Fairley has missed the last three games after suffering a sprained knee. He was not able to practice again this week and has been ruled out. The much improved defense has been the Lions strong point this season and Fairley's return would be helpful if they hope to make a run at a championship.

Also out for the Lions is G Larry Warford (knee), with T Riley Reiff (knee) listed as questionable. Rounding out the injury report are DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle), S Glover Quin (back), S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion) and DE George Johnson (foot) who are all listed as probable.

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