Ankle injuries sideline Lions' Quin, Moore
Detroit — Lions free safety Glover Quin missed most of Thursday’s win over the Eagles due to an ankle injury, but after the game, he said he hopes he can recover in time to return for next Thursday’s game against the Packers.
For Quin, playing through an ankle injury would be nothing new. He played through a torn ligament in his ankle for most of 2013, his first season with the Lions.
Late in the first quarter, Quin dived out of bounds trying to tackle Philadelphia tight end Trey Burton, who had a 43-yard gain, and remained on the ground briefly as trainers tended to him.
Trainers then tried to re-tape Quin's ankle with him testing it multiple times before heading to the locker room early in the second quarter.
“It’s my first time probably missing (significant) game action since probably my rookie year,” Quin said. “So, it’s difficult, but it’s what I’ve got to do.”
With Quin out, Isa Abdul-Quddus, who started again, and James Ihedigbo played safety.
The Lions also lost wide receiver Lance Moore to an ankle injury in the second quarter, and he didn’t return. Moore said he “just rolled it a little bit.”
Right guard Larry Warford underwent concussion testing in the fourth quarter, but coach Jim Caldwell said he didn’t know if Warford actually had a brain injury.
Caldwell didn’t have an update on Quin or Moore either.