By Ashley Scoby
The Matthew Stafford watch is essentially on hold this week, as he was listed as “probable” on the Lions’ Friday injury report for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Stafford has been dealing with an unspecified rib injury after he took several hits against the Vikings, but he has been a full participant in practice all week.
Meanwhile, DeAndre Levy is listed as doubtful for Sunday, after being out of practice since the middle of preseason with a hip injury. Brandon Pettigrew, who injured his hamstring against Minnesota, is officially out of Sunday’s game, per the Lions’ injury report.
Everyone else who had been listed on this week’s injury report after missing at least some time in practice was listed as probable for this weekend: defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (back), safety Don Carey (foot), offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas (ankle), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), safety Glover Quin (lower leg) and offensive guard Larry Warford (ankle), in addition to Stafford.
Several of those players – Quin, Carey, Ansah and Ihedigbo – were recent additions to the injury report this week, and were limited early in the week, but full participants on Friday.
Larry Warford has been dealing with a high ankle sprain since the preseason, but played in last week’s game against the Vikings.