Quarterback Matthew Stafford was back on the practice field today but was listed as “limited” on the official injury report. Stafford did not practice Wednesday after aggravating a hip injury in Sunday’s loss in Tennessee.
“It’s a good step,” he said after Thursday’s practice. “I’m feeling better today than I was yesterday.”
It seems likely Stafford will play Sunday vs. the Vikings as long as he doesn’t suffer a setback.
The Lions are also hoping tight end Tony Scheffler will be available Sunday. Scheffler also returned to practice in a limited fashion today. He hasn’t practiced since suffering a calf injury against the 49ers in Week 2.
Also listed as limited on the official injury report were: linebacker Justin Durant (back), defensive end Lawrence Jackson (calf), guard Rob Sims (knee), running back Mikel Leshoure (groin) and safety Amari Spievey (groin).
Speivey was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report.
Defensive tackle Corey Williams did not practice today and Lions head coach Jim Schwartz disclosed afterward that Williams underwent knee surgery Tuesday and will not play Sunday against the Vikings. He is week-to-week moving forward, according to Schwartz.
Linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) also did not practice.
Receiver Calvin Johnson was a full participant after being limited Wednesday with a ankle injury. Offensive tackle Corey Hilliard (elbow) and receiver Titus Young (knee) were also full participants.
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