Stafford’s injury listed as a hip; Leshoure limited with groin

Posted by ttwentyman on September 26, 2012 – 4:00 pm

As we get further and further into the season, the Lions’ injury report seems to be growing longer and longer.

The Lions returned to the practice field today for the first time since Sunday’s stunning loss in Tennessee, and their first injury report of the week has 12 players on it.

Among the six players who did not practice today was quarterback Matthew Stafford, who left Sunday’s game late in the fourth quarter with what’s officially being called a hip injury. Stafford said after practice that he felt a lot better today than he did Sunday, but still has some rehab to do before he could potentially return to practice or play Sunday against the Vikings.

Also listed as no practice on today’s injury report were: safety Louis Delmas (knee), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad), tight end Tony Scheffler (calf), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee).

Running back Mikel Leshoure showed up on the injury report after making his NFL debut Sunday with 100 yards and touchdown. The second-year player was listed as a limited participant in practice today with a groin injury.

“It takes a toll on everybody. It’s Wednesday during the regular season,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after practice today when asked how Leshoure came through his first NFL game. “That’s life in the NFL.

“Particularly when you play 90-some snaps on offense; he didn’t play all of them obviously but he played a lot of them. His experience is no different than anybody else in the NFL. They only thing that’s different is that he’s experiencing it for the first time in the NFL.”

Linebacker Justin Durant (back), defensive end Lawrence Jackson (calf), receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and guard Rob Sims (knee) were also limited.

Tackle Corey Hilliard (elbow) was listed as a full participant.

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7 Responses to “Stafford’s injury listed as a hip; Leshoure limited with groin”

  1. By JP O'Flaherty on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Why do the Lions have these continuous injuries to their players, when other teams field 22 starters week after week. LeShoure better get his injury plagued rearend on the field and play instead of being the great RB promise of the future. We need to start having players who play, and win, and quit making excuses week after week.

  2. By ajarius44 on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    I agree it seem as if we have a bunch of little girls on the field. I bet in high school they would play through the injuries that they have now but now they getting all of this big money they don’t want to play. Football isn’t football anymore it is only about money it is not about the game anymore.

  3. By Michael on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    I find it difficult to say the least that Detroit’s injury plague seasons of the last few years definitely seems to be much more severe than any other team in the league. It would seem to me that it stands to reason why Schwartz never wants to talk about injuries or said to be injuries because even he seems to grow weary of the many injuies and has just decided not to make up excuses why his players can’t remain on the field for more than a couple quarters at a time. Detroit is in for a very long season if they can’t control their injury prone history of the last couple of years. They also need to fire defensive coach Cunningham because his defensive schemes border on mind boggling stupidity. His defensive schemes went out 20 years ago. Why can’t Detroit coaches adjust as the game progresses to what the other team is doing to you? This point goes to both offense and most certainly defense. Detroit week in and week out seem to play worse as the game goes on. Are the coaches so ignorant that they can’t see this or are they so set in their game plan that by altering it they are afraid that their plan never seems to work in the first place thereby announcing to everyone that they don’t have a clue of what is going on during the game..

  4. By 57lionman57 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Cunningham is from another area, his so-called schemes are from the 70′s and 80′s, what i would call ancient??? That being said, it’s time, way past time, to part ways with our DC. Look closer at our injury reports, and you’ll see reoccuring injury’s with the same players, over and over again. This is from lack of conditioning, aka, poor coaching!! This Louis Delams thing has me more upset than all the others combined. Why would they bring him to San Francisco, to watch the game, or did he just want to fly on an airplane ?? Why did he travel to Tennesee, same question?? He is NOTHING to our LIONS but a liability, PERIOD.. Evidently, he’s taught or encouraged our players to NOT play hurt or get hurt by missing tackles ( like Delmas was so good at ) and still get paid. Im frustrated by all the B/S and and feel that a change is the only thing that might save our LIONS, and the time is NOW>>>>> Skin cancer can kill, if not removed, and it’s time that thecancer of the Lions, Delmas and Cunningham is removed……..GO LIONS…..You here me Shzizzle

  5. By Josh on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Really? Way to bash the team you’re a fan of, Delmas is one of the best safeties in the league… He’s a smaller safety, yes he gets hurt, but he’s also a leader. Very talented, if he were playing i doubt Jake Locker would’ve torched our secondary so bad. Every team has injuries, all the time, as Lions fans we follow them more closely so it seems like we have more injuries. Has our team improved since Shwartz and his staff? Absolutely, have they drafted well? Absolutely… Support your team, the players, and the coach’s.

  6. By dundeepete on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Good to hear the criticism of Cunningham. I’ve been complaining from day one! His time has pass….like 20 years ago! We need a def. coach with some imagination and some balls.
    Offensively, if teams keep their safeties back 20 yards, like SF and Tenn., we better start trowing those quick slants, etc. Take what the defense gives us!!

  7. By elreydeleon on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    The difference in conditioning with our players vs other teams was most obvious in the niners game. Their strength and conditioning coaches have made that team a juggernaut. Ours, not so much. Cunningham has got to go.

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