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Ironman streak by Lions' Glover Quin in jeopardy

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Glover Quin

Allen Park — Lions safety Glover Quin has played in 95 straight regular-season games, battling through several injuries along the way.

If he wants to make it 96, Quin will likely have to play through pain again after suffering a left ankle injury in the Lions' Thanksgiving win over the Eagles.

"If my status would hurt the team, then I won't play," he said Sunday. "If I feel like I can go and it'll help the team, then I try to play."

Quin’s ankle is feeling well enough that he decided not to wear a walking boot Sunday, though he did consider it. He did, however, miss practice Sunday, the team's first of the week as the Lions prepare for a Thursday game against the Packers (8:25 p.m., CBS).

Quin's Ironman streak has lasted nearly his entire career. The only regular-season game he missed was Week 13 of his rookie year in 2009 due to a concussion.

In his first year with the Lions in 2013, Quin played much of the season with a torn ligament in the same ankle that's bothering him now.

"My pain tolerance is super high," he said. "I think in order to play in 95 consecutive you have to be able to fight through some injuries and pain because it's a tough league."

Quin underwent surgery on his left ankle after the 2013 season, but said he's unsure if his current injury will require another post-season procedure.

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