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Lions Start Off Week With Slew of Bad Injury News

Tyler Maher
The Detroit Lions are dealing with numerous injuries heading into Week 4
The Detroit Lions are dealing with numerous injuries heading into Week 4 / Associated Press

The Detroit Lions are the definition of "banged-up" right now.

A number of key players were missing from Wednesday's practice due to a variety of injuries, including tight end TJ Hockenson (hip), star running back D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and top wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle).

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This is not a good way to start the week for the Lions, who are 1-2 after a tough loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. Detroit is looking to even its record at .500 with a Week 4 home win over the Seattle Seahawks, but that could be difficult if several of the Lions' best players are unable to suit up.

Thankfully it's still early in the week, so there's still time for Detroit's injured players to heal up and return to practice. Lions fans and NFL bettors will want to monitor the injury report for the rest of the week as notable absences could swing this weekend's game in Seattle's favor, especially if quarterback Jared Goff is missing some of his top weapons.

Detroit is currently favored by 4.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, but we could see the spread shrink later in the week if some of the aforementioned names are ruled out. The total of 48.5 might decrease as well, as a shorthanded Lions offense could have trouble scoring points.

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