Titus Young returns to practice; Smith and Scheffler fine after collision

Posted by ttwentyman on January 4, 2012 – 1:39 pm

The Lions are continuing to trend upwards on the injury front as they prepare for Saturday’s playoff matchup with the Saints in New Orleans.

Receiver Titus Young returned to the practice field Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday.

The only player on the roster who didn’t practice Wednesday was receiver Calvin Johnson, who also sat out Tuesday.

No worries, though.

Johnson also missed the first two practices of last week to rest a sore Achilles tendon and had 244 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Packers.

There was a scary moment in practice when tight end Tony Scheffler and running back Kevin Smith collided while running passing routes.

Neither player saw the other as they were working on different parts of the field and they hit hard. Smith was down for some time but eventually left the field with trainers.

After practice, Smith said the incident was “scary” but that he was fine.

Scheffler was clutching the back of his head or neck but appeared to be okay.

“Certainly don’t expect those, but hey, that’s why we wear helmets,” Schwartz said after practice. “You know, I’m glad there’s not some new rule that you’re not allowed to wear helmets…because we might have a couple broken jaws that we’re dealing with right now, but we make a point of guys being buttoned up and in there.

“We had a couple other collisions — you always have a couple collisions at practice. You’re trying to move fast, trying to go fast, and things like that happen, but we’ll be fine.”

Safety Louis Delmas practice for a second straight day.

The Lions could have all 11 starters on defense from Week 1 available for Saturday’s Week 18 playoff game.

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8 Responses to “Titus Young returns to practice; Smith and Scheffler fine after collision”

  1. By Robin on Jan 4, 2012 | Reply

    Just keep Matthew Stafford up right GO LIONS BEAT SAINTS if you dont its still been a GREAT SEASON!!!!!!!

  2. By Ralph on Jan 4, 2012 | Reply

    GO LIONS!!!!! I believe that they can be the Saints.

  3. By Andy on Jan 4, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s get it, shock the world!

  4. By jordan on Jan 4, 2012 | Reply

    if we play detriot ball nobody can beat us nobody!

  5. By steve on Jan 4, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know why people are saying the saints. Last time I checked it was called any given sunday be guess what this game is on saturday. So that means this game will be called shutdown saturday GO LIONS PROVE THAT YOU ARE THE NEW KING OF THE JUNGLE.

  6. By TommyPekinen on Jan 5, 2012 | Reply

    Given we have a penalty-free performance, the Secondary Defense shows up and not the Phantom Secondary and everyone plays healthy – we have as much chance as N.O. at winning this one.
    Should be a great 4 hour shoot out – Go Lions !!!!!

  7. By Scoutmaster10 on Jan 5, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Saints are in for a surprise. I’m glad the same crew from the Green Bay game will not be officiating this game. Leave it all on the field Lions. We are all behind you.

  8. By steve on Jan 5, 2012 | Reply

    This is the bigest game of all there young lives I can see them leaving it all on the feild. These kids are young and hungey. STAFFORD WILL HAVE A BIG GAME because he is never really shook and is mature well beyound his years.
    clavin it does not matter who you put on this man he will win the battle he was born to play this game MVP. Suh great football player intencity yes the whey his carries himslef not so much but he is still young and that kink will work it self out. Young great speed and hands will be very good in years to come. pettiegrew elite te no doubt in my mind and still has alot of years. scheffler I would like to see more of him out of the play book. big guy with hands wins over little guy with feet. Delmas no doubt is the heart of the lions d and you will see ten times the energy out of them in this game.But some how the run game we need in the game to help the clock management if the game is close to keep brees on the sideline. A SPY on sproels is needed at all times this guty is brees bread and butter.But for real this game is a battle of DEF and which teams will show up because both QB’s in this game can single handdly take a game over. But I am a die hard lions fan and think they are going to show up GO LIONS THERE IS A REASON YOU PICKED YOUR POISION TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT THIS TEAM CAN ACHIEVE

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