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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Pisa Tinoisamoa misses practice

By Michael C. Wright

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa sat out of practice Wednesday because of lingering effects from a knee injury that forced him to miss the club's Nov. 18 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Tinoismoa participated in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and it's not believed he will miss this week at Detroit. Prior to the club's win over the Dolphins, Bears general manager called Tinoisamoa's knee issue "manageable."

Tinoisamoa missed 14 games last season because of knee injuries.

Aside from Tinoisamoa, the only other Bear on the injury report was receiver Rashied Davis, who participated in Wednesday's workout on a limited basis because of a shoulder issue. The club expects to have both Davis and Tinoisamoa available against the Lions.

Detroit, meanwhile, had two players -- kicker Jason Hanson (right knee), and defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) -- held out of practice. Quarterbacks Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) were already declared out for Sunday's game, opening the door for Drew Stanton to start.

Lions running back Jahvid Best (toe), receiver Nate Burleson (hamstring), linebacker DeAndre Levy (groin), and tight end Tony Scheffler (ribs) were limited for Wednesday's workout.

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for and ESPN 1000.