Detroit Lions Prepare for Week 10 Matchup Against Los Angeles Chargers
After a day off on Wednesday, the Detroit Lions (6-2) returned to the practice field on Thursday as they gear up to face the Los Angeles Chargers (4-4) in Week 10.
Following Wednesday’s injury report, which listed everyone as at least a limited participant, the Lions had a couple of players unable to practice on Thursday.
Note: Any changes from last week’s injury report will be bolded.
Jason Cabinda, who is now eligible to return from injured reserve, has started working with trainers at practice. This marks the first step in his process to return to the field. Once he is deemed healthy enough to practice with his teammates, the Lions will likely initiate his 21-day evaluation window, potentially paving the way for a future return to game action.
- G Halapoulivaati Vaitai (back) – downgraded after limited practice
- DL Levi Onwuzurike (hip) – previously not on the injury report
The Lions are taking a cautious approach with Vaitai as he deals with a lingering back issue, especially after Graham Glasgow was named the starter at right guard.
“We’re always assessing Big V (Vaitai),” said coach Dan Campbell. “And V is still working at it, but Graham has been productive for us.”
Onwuzurike’s inclusion on the injury report is a new development. The severity of his hip injury and his availability for this week remain uncertain, but hip injuries can be challenging for a defensive lineman.
- WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (ribs)
- OL Dan Skipper (ribs) – previously not on the injury report
Peoples-Jones was not listed on the Browns’ injury report before the trade, but the Lions are taking a cautious approach with him, prioritizing his mental and physical health before throwing him into game action.
Skipper is a new addition to the Lions’ injury report. While he is not expected to start on Sunday, his potential absence could leave the Lions’ reserves thin, especially with Vaitai trending in the wrong direction. Rookie Colby Sorsdal, who has primarily played at guard this season, would likely be the next backup offensive tackle.
- RB David Montgomery (ribs)
- LG Jonah Jackson (ankle)
- C Frank Ragnow (toe/calf)
- CB Khalil Dorsey (knee)
Montgomery continues to progress positively and may even see playing time in two running back sets alongside Jahmyr Gibbs in the latter half of the season.
The return of Jackson and Ragnow to the starting lineup appears likely, which would arguably give the Lions their best offensive line since the beginning of the season.
Dorsey seems to be recovering well from his in-game injury two weeks ago and has participated in another full practice.
Chargers Injury Report
Here’s a look at the Chargers’ Thursday injury report:
- QB Justin Herbert (left finger) – Full
- EDGE Joey Bosa (illness) – no practice on Thursday