It’s Week 16 in the NFL and every team is dealing with injuries – Lions included.
But coach Jim Schwartz gave a bit of positive news on that front during his Monday press conference with the media.
“I think that we’ll probably have everybody on our 53 will be in the mix this week,” he said.
“Whether or not they’ll play or not, still way too early to tell, but I think everybody’s going to be at least into consideration – at least in the mix.”
Schwartz said that included safety Louis Delmas, who had minor knee surgery Saturday to clean up a sprain suffered against the Packers on Thanksgiving.
“I mean it’s too early to tell there, but there’s a possibility,” he said.
Corner Chris Houston started Sunday in Oakland for the first time since also spraining a knee on Thanksgiving, but was replaced by Alphonso Smith when he had a hard time coming out of breaks and defending receivers.
Schwartz gave no update on safety Chris Harris, who was evaluated for a concussion early against the Raiders Sunday and did not return.
Corner Eric Wright and linebacker Justin Durant made it through the game with hamstring injuries. Both didn’t practice for the first time last week until Friday.
“Let’s not give out any Purple Hearts or anything.,” Schwartz said of Wright and Durant. “They’re professional football players and they were able to play and they did.”
Running back Kevin Smith made it through the game on that injured ankle, too.
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