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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