Friday’s Injury Report
- The following players have been listed on the Detroit Lions’ Injury Report: OL Andrew Donnal (knee) and G T.J. Lang (back) did not practice. DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) and RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) participated in a limited practice. QB Matthew Stafford (shin) participated in a full practice today. GAME STATUS: Donnal and Lang are Out. Ansah and Blount are Questionable.
- The following players have been listed on the San Francisco 49ers’ Injury Report: G Joshua Garnett (toe) and WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep) did not practice. S Adrian Colbert (hamstring), OL Erik Magnuson (hamstring), G Mike Person (foot), LB Malcom Smith (hamstring), S Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and CB K’Waun Williams (rib) participated in a limited practice.T Joe Staley (not injury related) and CB Ahkello Witherspoon (ankle) participated in a full practice.. GAME STATUS: Garnett, Goodwin and Magnuson are Out. Colbert, Person and Smith are Questionable.
- The Detroit Lions completed their preparation for the San Francisco 49ers today with a practice in shorts at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Allen Park.
- The Lions will play their first road game of the 2018 season, as they travel to Levi’s Stadium for the first time in team history, to face the San Francisco 49ers.
- The 49ers lead the all-time series, dating back to 1950, with a 36-27-1 record against Detroit. The last time the two teams met, the Lions defeated San Francisco, 32-17 at Ford Field on Dec. 27, 2015.
LIONS HEAD COACH MATT PATRICIA
On what he thinks about the reports that players are unhappy with his rules: “Like I said, I’m on to San Francisco here. I’m not addressing any rumors or gossip. I’m not into that stuff, I’m into football.”
On how he handles players that don’t practice during the week and their availability for games: “I think every situation is different, too, from that standpoint. So, we’re obviously trying to get our guys prepared as much as possible. There are different ways that they are at practice and different ways that they can absorb the information and be ready for practice. And the biggest thing is the level of the experience, I would say, based on the player that affects it from that standpoint. So, if you have a high confidence that guy is mentally prepared, you know physically he’s proven that he can go out and play and do those things, then you’ll take all that into account before you get to that final decision. And sometimes that final decision, it’s not a perfect science. It might come right up until game time. You might be working a guy out or checking to see how a guy is feeling because it’s really hard to sit here on Friday knowing that we have a lot of hours before we get to, whatever time it is on Sunday that we play. And then guys’ bodies change in different ways and it’s not exact. Everybody is a little different from that accord.”
On how some coaches don’t allow players to play if they don’t practice: “For me, it’s all case-by-case.”