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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Kevin Smith were among several players who did not participate in Thursday's practice
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Nick Fairley is back in a walking boot, but the Lions are holding out hope their rookie defensive tackle will return from his nagging foot injury in time to help their suddenly thin defensive line Sunday against the Vikings.
Lions running back Kevin Smith wanted to practice Friday to see whether he could make certain cuts with his sprained right ankle. He couldn't, and now his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings is in question.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley and running back Kevin Smith were among several key players who missed Wednesday's practice,
Rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley was one of six key players sitting out at Detroit Lions practice today, three days after aggravating a foot injury in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is currently practicing to see if he can play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but he is the few positive injury updates.
Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith did not fully participate in Thursday's practice and remains hopeful he will be able to play against Minnesota on Sunday.
Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley missed practice Wednesday and Thursday while recovering from the foot injury he re-aggravated last Sunday, and the Lions now have made precautionary moves to ensure they have enough depth on the defensive line if Fairley misses this weekend's game.
Running back Kevin Smith missed Wednesday's practice with the Lions, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Smith aggravated his sprained ankle in Week 13 vs. New Orleans, and Maurice Morris would get the starting nod vs. Minnesota if Smith is not deemed fit for battle.
It appears there's a decent chance the Detroit Lions will be without running back Kevin Smith for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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