Allen Park— Preparing for Sundays matchup with the Bears in blustery, Chicago-like conditions at the teams practice facility, the Detroit Lions were down two key starters for Wednesdays practice.
Guard T.J. Lang and cornerback Darius Slay were not in attendance for the portion of practice open to the media.
Lang has been battling through a number of injuries this season. He entered last weekends game against the Vikings questionable with a hip injury and rotated with backup Kenny Wiggins before leaving the contest for good in the fourth quarter.
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Slay showed up on last weeks injury report on Friday with a knee injury, but it didnt prevent him from missing time against the Vikings. He recorded his second interception of the season in the loss.
For the Bears, star linebacker Khalil Macks status continues to be up in the air. Hes missed the last two games with an ankle sprain and remains day-to-day, according to coach Matt Nagy.
“We’re actually going through all that right now,” Nagy said during a conference call with Detroit media members. “It’s been tough the last couple weeks for him, but it’s a day-by-day thing for him and darn near hour-by-hour. Hopefully we continue to improve and he continues to get better every day.”