The Detroit Lions are one of several teams plagued by injuries heading into Week 9. Detroit's wide receiving corps is most notably hurting, with D.J. Chark and Quintez Cephus on IR, plus No. 2 Josh Reynolds currently dealing with a back injury.
Reynolds provided an update on the issue at Friday's practice.
The wideout told reporters he's "hopeful" about playing on Sunday. He pointed out he's "still got another day" before the team has to decide on his game status and he's a "tough SOB", so he's not himself out just yet.
Reynolds' determination to suit up is admirable, but his chances of playing are in clear jeopardy. He was limited in practice on Wednesday when the issue first popped up, then sat out on Thursday and was unable to participate again on Friday. The fact he's regressed is far from an encouraging sign.
The Lions' WR2 has had knee and ankle issues earlier this year, but he's still played in all seven games, recording 26 receptions for 357 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Detroit's pass-catching group is already shorthanded after trading tight end T.J Hockenson earlier in the week. If Reynolds is unable to go, it'll be on the likes of Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy to step up against the Green Bay Packers.
The Lions are 3.5-point underdogs ahead of that contest, according to Fanduel Sportsbook's NFL odds.
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