Delmas will miss second consecutive game, Johnson questionable, Levy probable

Posted by ttwentyman on November 9, 2012 – 5:00 pm

Safety Louis Delmas will miss his second consecutive game because of a knee injury.

Delmas missed the team’s first four games of the season after undergoing knee surgery in August. He made his first start of the season Week 6 at Philadelphia and had an interception in the Lions’ victory. He played the next week in Chicago, then injured the same left knee he had surgery on the following week vs. Seattle on Oct. 28. He hasn’t practiced since and the Lions have ruled him out for Sunday’s game at Minnesota.

The team has also ruled out safety Amari Spievey, who has yet to be cleared for contact after suffering a concussion at Chicago. It’s the second concussion for Spievey in less than a year.

Receiver Calvin Johnson, who practiced Friday for the first time this week, albeit in limited fashion, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.  Johnson had 129 receiving yards last week at Jacksonville after missing practice all last week and being questionable for that contest.

The Lions have also listed defensive end Cliff Avril (back), offensive tackle Corey Hilliard (knee), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and receiver Titus Young (knee) as questionable. Williams and Hilliard didn’t practice Friday. Avril and Young were limited.

Linebacker DeAndre Levy (hamstring) is listed as probable. Levy has missed the last two game due to injury.

Safety Erik Coleman (toe), cornerback Chris Houston (illness), running back Mikel Leshoure (ankle) and linebacker Stephen Tulloch (knee) are also probable.

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8 Responses to “Delmas will miss second consecutive game, Johnson questionable, Levy probable”

  1. By Sagmich on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    That is half our team either probable, questionable or out. To many injuries! I know injuries happen in football but it always seems the Lions always have more than their share of injuries. Wonder why???

  2. By shamroc22 on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions need Louis Delmas and Speivy healthy to up there chances to make the playoffs. One thing is for sure without Louis Delmas there chances of beating the better teams are lower. They can win without them as they have shown, but they can do so much more on defense when Delmas healthy and is playing. Louis Delmas changes the other teams game plan because of what he can do.

  3. By Gary on Nov 9, 2012 | Reply

    Delmas is done. He is bob sanders reincarnated. Let him go, sign routt, and draft backend help early and often in April. I don’t want to discredit delmas’s talent. But the way he plays and the way he is built will never work.

  4. By shamroc22 on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    Gary everyone feels the same frustration as you with the injuries to the defensive backs. But please think of Delmas he is a pro bowl talent that leaves parts of himself on the field everytime he plays. Like you said he does play hard and he does get hurt, but he plays for us the fans. The only thing we can do as fans is to hope when he does come back that he is able to stay healthy.

  5. By Aron on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    Tired of people saying cut Delmas. You never get rid of all-pro talent, NEVER! If there’s even a 1% chance that he can stay healthy, you take it, because he DOES mean that much to the defense.

    If the Lions were that silly, he would be picked up in a heartbeat.

    Of course it is still wise to add talent, and they should certainly look at drafting a good safety if one is available (preferably after OL or CB).

  6. By Jordon Canfield on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    Sucks that Delmas is out again, but at least Erik Coleman was playing like he was possessed last week. Also, Ricardo Silva is lookin good too along with rookie Jonte Green.

    Big improvement from last years paper thin secondary. Also, Alphonso Smith is baaaack and playing very well. His tackling this year is the best i’ve ever seen from him.

  7. By Dean Ford on Nov 10, 2012 | Reply

    Its called the Chandler Injury, any of these guys get a hang-nail they are out for 2 weeks—-C’mon man Lions need to turn up the heat NOW…. Shit suit me up, the Lions need a short white guy anyways who can run the slot and still break brothers down at 42 YO.

  8. By Sagmich on Nov 11, 2012 | Reply

    Dean, Got ya!!!

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