Injury report: Lions healthy and ready to roll

Posted by ttwentyman on January 6, 2012 – 5:00 pm

The Lions head into their first playoff game in 12 years, Saturday against the Saints, the healthiest they’ve been in more than a month.

Friday’s injury report list’s only safety Chris Harris (back) as doubtful for Saturday night’s game in New Orleans.

Safety Louis Delmas, who hasn’t played since Thanksgiving with a right knee injury, is listed as probable. Delmas practiced all week for the first time since hurting the knee six weeks ago.

Also probable for the Lions are: defensive end Cliff Arvil (back), corner Aaron Berry (shoulder), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot), corner Chris Houston (knee/hand), receiver Calvin Johnson (Achilles), corner Alphonso Smith (foot), running back Kevin Smith (ankle/knee) defensive tackle Corey Williams (hip) and defensive end Willie Young (ankle).

The Lions should have all 11 starters on defense for the game.

That includes Williams, who missed last week’s game in Green Bay, and Berry, who hasn’t played since Dec. 11 against the Vikings.

It’s a good time for the Lions to be healthy.

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17 Responses to “Injury report: Lions healthy and ready to roll”

  1. By Tim Stanley on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    The D-line will decide the game. If we can get pressure in 4 seconds or less on most plays we win. If Drew has time to pick us a part everyone will blame the D-backs. We need big play from Fairley as a healthy, big and rested Rookie!

    GOOO Lions!!!!

  2. By Brian Rexford on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    Come on Baby Bring the PAIN! With our Pass Rush the D-Backs need to play tight coverage no need to Blitz, set the tone early and PLEASE no Mental mistakes or Penalty’s.

  3. By steve on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply



  4. By steve on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply


  5. By Romie on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    Lets get the job done! we need 3 more wins and off to the Superbowl baby!

  6. By faithful on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions can definitely win tomorrow. NO MENTAL MISTAKES. PLAY FROM WHISTLE TO WHISTLE. Lions win and move on to the next round!

  7. By Chris on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    Choot um Detroit!!!

  8. By Caleb on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t wait to watch the game! It should be good! I really think the Lions can do it. And move on to the next round, while the saints go home!!

  9. By steve on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    does any body know if they are going to use bell. I have been all over the place on the computer and have not herd a thing

  10. By jordan on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    yeah bell is just insurance for rbs lets do this lions it is time!

  11. By AROD420 on Jan 6, 2012 | Reply

    We are so ready for this gm!!!!!! Wit everyone back and healthy were 10x better than the team tht played these same saints 4 wks ago and only lost by 14 pts without suh,houston,and especially delmas, who is the qb of our secondary and fairley had a monster 1st qt. then he was taken out the gm due to injury. same went for k. smith but EVERYONE is back and ready to roll!!!!!! this team is totally different from the 1 the saints seen 4 wks ago haha so saints fans pack a lunch its gonna b a long day GO LIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. Vince Martinez the reason why i bleed honolulu blue and silver, fan for 44 yrs, myself for 30! THIS ONES FOR U BRO I NO YOU’LL B WATCHING !!!!!!!!

  12. By Gordon Best on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve been a Lion fan all my Life.I am now 56 years old. My only wish as always been for the Lions to do good. I have watched Love ones die who never got the chance to see the Lions go to the Super Bowl. I truly believe that we are finally on the right track. So to all those fans out there who remember the Russ Thomas era. To those who remember the club foot Field Goal kicker who kicked the 63 yard field goal (New Orleans) to beat our Lions. Or the first wild card game when Dallas beat our Lions. The names that we will never forget Rick Kane,Lem Barney Charlie Sanders,Alex Karras,Roger Brown,Larry Hand,Mike Lucci,Bill Munson,Greg Landry,Steve Owens,Dexter Bussey,Hoarce King, To name just a few. Our time is close at hand. GO LIONS..

  13. By brasco on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    lions wiil win this game. our offense is unstoppable and our defense will learn from the mistakes made 4 weeks ago. saints r good but lions r better. every one in detroit is stoked. LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. By mrplanitman on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    they are going to lose this game lol, they need to put suh,corey williams,nick fairly,and vandinbouch on the line and do a all out bliss every play and dont let nick fairly stomp his foot onm the ground again, last time we played no. thats what he did and hurt himself again is nickn so stupid coming off a foot injery and then you stomp your foot pretty stupid

  15. By bogeyman on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    the lions have all the tools to win just need to focus and and be mentaly alert so no stupid costly penalties

  16. By tony kayden on Jan 7, 2012 | Reply

    I second everything Brian Rexford said in his comments. No mental errors. Bring on the rush. Secondary listen to Delmas and no blown assignments and we can beat these Saints. We have the offensive firepower. We have the defensive ability to shut down anyone when we play up to the level we should. Let’s prove everyone wrong and take this to the next level.

  17. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    If we can get some health out of these guys in 2012/13, the sky is the limit.

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