Friday, November 11, 2011
NFC North Friday injury report
By Kevin Seifert
Getting inside the Friday injury report:
Chicago Bears: Coach Lovie Smith indicated on Thursday that receiver/kick returner Devin Hester would play Sunday, but an ankle injury kept Hester out of practice again Friday. He is listed as questionable. If he can't play, his likely replacements are Johnny Knox (kickoffs) and Earl Bennett (punts). Defensive end Julius Peppers (knee) returned to practice Friday and is probable.
Detroit Lions: It appears that place-kicker Jason Hanson, who injured his left knee in a bye week accident, will be available for Sunday's game. Hanson is listed as probable and the Lions haven't signed a possible replacement. The same can't be said of punter Ryan Donahue (quadriceps), who is listed as questionable but yielded punting duties Friday to newcomer Robert Malone. Donahue could hold for Hanson, but it seems more likely that Malone will punt. Defensive tackle Sammie Hill and safety Louis Delmas, who was added to the injury report this week with because of a foot injury, are questionable. Former Bears safety Chris Harris could replace Delmas in the lineup Sunday if needed.
Green Bay Packers: Everyone participated in practice Friday except two players already ruled out of Monday night's game, left tackle Chad Clifton (hamstring) and linebacker Frank Zombo (hamstring). Defensive end Mike Neal (knee) participated in individual but not team drills.
Minnesota Vikings: Guard Anthony Herrera (knee) is the only player missing practice this week for health reasons. He isn't expected to play Monday night.