Originally written on Sidelion Report  |  Last updated 11/10/11

Detroit Lions punter Jason Hanson watches plat against the Chicago Bears September 17, 2006 in Chicago. The Bears won 34 - 7. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The kicking game is a mess right now.  First, Jason Hanson wasn’t able to practice Wednesday due to an injury he sustained in the bye week.  The injury was severe enough for him to get stitches in his knee.  When the Lions had Ryan Donahue kick some field goals, he strained his quad.  On Sunday, the Lions may be without their regular kicker and punter.  Bad timing considering the Lions are playing the Bears and Devin Hester, the best returner in the history of the NFL.  These two injuries can definitely be game-changer.Jason Hanson was able to kick a little bit in today’s practice but is still far from perfect.  Below are some answers Hanson gave to the media’s questions today.Was it an ATV accident that caused your injury? Here is the official word. I cut my left knee with my family. I have some stitches in it. Honestly, I don’t remember how many. A decent little cut. The point is this, everybody at the Lions knows every detail of what happened. I don’t feel like I was irresponsibl...
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