Detroit Lions Injury Designation: Jonah Jackson Out, 4 Start Suspects vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions have announced their injury designations ahead of their Week 3 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, and while they miss their starting Pro Bowl left guard, Jonah Jackson, it appears they will be an All-Pro center in the lineup. Frank will start Ragno back.

Note: Any changes from yesterday’s injury report will be bold,

ruled out

  • G Jonah Jackson (finger)
  • DL John Kominsky (wrist)

Jackson missed practice all week, and while he was seen spinning well, he still hasn’t been able to go this week. The Lions have the option of switching Jackson to left guard, including shifting reserve center Evan Brown to left guard, but don’t be surprised if the team calls on Dan Skipper to resume this week. The captain has a natural power in the Lions’ guard position and has done exceptionally well last week, especially in the run game.

Kominsky had wrist surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out “a while”, hence the post’s guess. It seems natural that the Lions will keep Austin Bryant active this week to fill in as EDGE depth – he was a healthy scratch last week – but Kominsky’s biggest influence has been from the interior, so UDFA rookie Demetrius Taylor was on the lookout for a potential. Keep an eye on the form. Option for subpackage interior pass rusher role.


  • RB D’Andre Swift (ankle)
  • Te TJ Hawkenson (Hip)
  • C Frank Ragno (legs)
  • EDGE Aidan Hutchinson (thigh) – returned to practice on Friday

Swift has had two limited drills this week, and the Lions are taking a cautious approach to their injury management, with the latter expected to play on Sunday. “I think he’s fine,” Campbell assured during his Friday press conference.

Hkkensen has received three limited drills this week and the buzz around him has been almost silent, which is usually a strong indicator that the team is not concerned with his position.

Ragno also did three limited drills this week and gradually saw participation levels increase with each day. There are early indications that he will return to the starting lineup this week as long as his Saturday medical test is positive.

“Yeah, that’s cool,” Campbell said of potentially getting Ragno back. “Listen, I don’t want to go that far right now. I mean it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I would say it’s going that way, but still we want to see how he does today And then we’ll wake up tomorrow and see where he is. But of course, if he can come back, it definitely helps. It would be nice to have him back.”

Hutchinson returned to practice on Friday, and at its conclusion, he spoke with the media, which is always a good sign the team believes a player will play in the upcoming game. Hutchinson took that narrative further, insisted he was “feeling good” and would be “fine” to play on Sunday.,

Injury not listed with designation

  • CB Amani Oruvariye (back)
  • S Tracy Walker (not related to injury)
  • S. JuJu Hughes (Shoulder)
  • S Ifetu Melifonvu (Hamstrings)

Oruvariye thinks he will return to the starting lineup this week as well, as he has put together back-to-back full participation practices and is no longer listed with an injury designation.

Hughes was confined on Wednesday and has been rehearsing fully since then. Expect him to be ready to go.

Melifonwu got a full week’s practice, and after being confined to two weeks, he finally looks ready to contribute. How much and where remains to be determined, but a role is likely on particular teams.

Walker’s absence is still not officially clarified, but he does not hold a designation in the sport, suggesting he will be set to move to Minnesota on Sunday.

Vikings injury designation

it appears that Vikings would be without Starting safety Harrison Smith who has yet to pass the league’s concussion protocol. It will be a major blow to his secondary and he will likely be replaced by a combination of former Michigan safety Josh Metellus and first-round pick Lewis Caine – who has only played on a defensive snap this season.

Here are the rest of the Vikings’ injury report, which includes linebacker Eric Kendrick with a toe injury. He was confined on Friday and is doubtful for Sunday, but Vikings camp optimistic he’ll play,

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