Lions Inactives: Final Decision on Matthew Stafford Made for Week 11

Matthew Stafford

Getty Matthew Stafford gestures during the Lions game in Atlanta.

The Detroit Lions are trying to get back to health this week as they get primed for a big game in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers and once again, their injury report is full to the brim with big name players.

Detroit is banged up in a big way this week, and is still down some major impact makers, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The Lions need to continue to get themselves on the right healthy track, and this week represents another major road bump.

How does the report look as the complete list of inactives are in?

Lions Inactives

QB David Blough

DT Da’Shawn Hand

DL Austin Bryant

G Logan Stenberg

WR Kenny Golladay

WR Danny Amendola

RB D’Andre Swift

Lions Injury Report

D’Andre Swift, RB (Concussion) Not listed Wednesday, No practice Thursday, No practice Friday: OUT

Da’Shawn Hand, DL (Groin) Not listed Wednesday, No practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: OUT

Jayron Kearse, S (Ankle) Not listed Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Full practice Friday: IN

Danny Amendola, WR (Hip) No practice Wednesday, No practice Thursday, No Practice Friday: OUT

Austin Bryant, DE (Thigh) No practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: OUT

Marvin Jones, WR (Knee) No practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Full practice Friday: IN

Matthew Stafford, QB (Right thumb) No practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Will Harris, S (Groin) Not listed Wednesday or Thursday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Jarrad Davis, LB (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Kenny Golladay, WR (Hip) Limited practice Wednesday, No practice Thursday, No Practice Friday: OUT

T.J. Hockenson, TE (Toe) Limited practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Christian Jones, LB (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday, Limited practice Wednesday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OL (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday, Limited practice Thursday, Limited practice Friday: IN

Nick Williams, DL (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday, Full practice Thursday, Full practice Friday: IN

Jamal Agnew, RB/WR (Ribs) Full practice Wednesday, Full practice Thursday, Full practice Friday: IN

Bad news comes again for the Lions with Swift being sidelined with concussion and now out. Once again, another expansive report for the Lions this week shows plenty of major players and difference makers on the sidelines. Obviously, the biggest loss to the team would be Stafford, who has what could be a worse thumb injury than first thought. Golladay is at least back on the field getting work in even though he sits this weekend, and it’s not good to see Amendola sidelined with their ailments this week. The defensive side of the ball is fairly healthy in this report, which is the best news at this point in time for the team.

Come Sunday, it’s likely all eyes will be glued to Stafford to see if he can go.

Lions-Panthers Preview

The Lions and Panthers are set to battle in what figures to be an extraordinarily important game for 4-5 Detroit in the NFC race. So far, the Lions remain hanging around the NFC playoff picture and are currently 2 losses back. They can ill-afford any slip up against a team that’s had its share of injury trouble the season as well as inconsistency and is breaking in a new staff. In spite of all that, the Panthers have shown fight and have been in nearly every single game they’ve played, so if there is a team that looks vulnerable, it could be the Lions if they aren’t competing hard in this matchup on the road.

This time around, it will be a big challenge for the Panthers to win and compete if they cannot get their healthiest players involved. Detroit is also dealing with some health challenges of their own, so it will make for a very interesting Week 11 tangle.

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