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Thursday, September 19, 2013
No surprises on Lions' injury report

By Michael Rothstein

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- There were no surprises on the Detroit Lions' injury report Thursday.

Running back Reggie Bush, who earlier Thursday said he was optimistic he'd play Sunday with his injured knee, did not practice. Neither did right tackle Jason Fox (groin), safety Don Carey (hamstring), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) or wide receiver Patrick Edwards (ankle).

Edwards said Thursday he was hopeful he'd be back soon.

"As of now I'm just getting treatment, have been any time I could get [it]," Edwards said. "Trying to make some progress. I don't know if I'll be able to play or not but I'm fighting hard to come back as fast as I can."

Edwards said it'll be up to a combination of how he feels and what the coaching staff says as to his availability against the Redskins.

Safety Louis Delmas (knee), left guard Rob Sims (knee) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) were limited in Thursday's practice.

For Washington, kicker Kai Forbath (groin) didn't participate in practice. Defensive ends Stephen Bowen (knee) and Kedric Golston (abdomen) were limited, as was safety Brandon Meriweather (concussion).

As far as who will be available Sunday, Lions coach Jim Schwartz does not set a timetable for returning to practice as a benchmark for whether a player will participate in games, so don't use that as a gauge to read into anything.