Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Pettigrew most concerning of Lions injuries
By Michael Rothstein
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who injured his ankle on Monday night, is the most concerning of the three non-typical guys who missed practice Wednesday: safety John Wendling, linebacker DeAndre Levy and Pettigrew.
“All those guys are pretty much day-to-day,” Schwartz said. “Probably the most concerning one of that crowd is Pettigrew but we’ll just see where he gets to over the course of the week.
“We’ll have plans if he can play and we’ll have plans if he can’t.”
Pettigrew, Wendling (ankle), Levy (foot), punter Sam Martin (right groin), Louis Delmas (knee), Calvin Johnson (knee) and Darius Slay (knee) were all out of the Lions walkthrough Wednesday. Cornerback Chris Houston (toe) returned, but was limited.
Martin said he is unsure if he’ll be kicking off the rest of the season after injuring his groin in warmups Monday against Baltimore.
He will, though, keep punting.
“Something didn’t go right so I tried warming up and you could just tell I wasn’t getting the power that I normally do,” Martin said. “That’s the benefit of having two guys that can do it.”
David Akers will handle kickoffs in Martin’s place.