Key Injured Lions Return to Practice
Things didn't look good in Allen Park this week in terms of uncertainty with the Detroit Lions.
Guard TJ Lang had sat out with a foot injury. Meanwhile, RB Ameer Abdullah sat out practice Wednesday because of an undisclosed neck injury, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.
Today's practice yielded good news, however, with the return of Lang and Abdullah to limited practice, Nate Atkins of MLive reported.
With starting Center Travis Swanson listed on the Lions injury report as out for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Lions need TJ Lang as much as ever.
Despite attempts to beef up the team's offensive line and secure a run game during the off season, injuries have largely kept the full starting unit from taking the field together.
QB Matthew Stafford, who was a full participant every day this week despite a lingering ankle issue, will need that line to perform against the Ravens' threatening defensive front.
Detroit's run game has suffered as a result. Through 11 games this season, the Lions have yet to find a 100 yard single game rusher.
Abdullah came close in Week 2 against the New York Giants with 86 yards before exiting the game.
Coming off a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Minnesota Vikings, it looks like the Lions will have to win out if they hope to make a wild card bid.
The Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons, both of whom have tie-breakers over the Lions, rank ahead of Detroit in the wild card race.