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Lions banged up following loss to Patriots

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

Allen Park — The Lions didn't practice Monday, but because they play Thursday against the Chicago Bears, they had to release a projected injury report.

And after a 34-9 loss the New England Patriots, the Lions are pretty banged up.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), strong safety James Ihedigbo (knee), left tackle Riley Reiff (knee), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (concussion), right guard Larry Warford and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) would've all sat out practice Monday.

Johnson has missed the first day of practice the past three weeks but still played, so there's likely nothing new with his high-ankle sprain.

Ihedigbo, Reiff and Palmer are three new additions to the report after suffering injuries Sunday. Ihedigbo didn't miss a snap, but Reiff left after the first play and Palmer suffered his concussion in the first quarter.

Warford has missed the last two games and Fairley has missed the last three, and both likely will remain out for the Thanksgiving game.

The Lions also listed several key contributors as limited — defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), running back Reggie Bush (ankle), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle), free safety Glover Quin (back) and defensive end George Johnson (foot).

Bush has missed the past two games after aggravating the ankle injury he first suffered in Week 5, but he'll likely play Thursday.

The Lions practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

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