Finally, you have safety Travares Tillman, who underwent surgery on Tuesday after fracturing a hand against the Vikings. Coach Nick Saban said Tillman probably wouldn't be out that long, but he won't play against Detroit.
The injuries have left the Dolphins pretty thin in the secondary, and the possibility exists that the Dolphins could make a roster move for the game, such as promoting safety Norman LeJeune from the practice squad.
Of course, such a move would require the Dolphins to clear a roster spot, so they would have to waive somebody.
The timing is interesting because Detroit figures to emphasize its passing game against the Dolphins because running back Kevin Jones is expected to miss the game because of an ankle injury.
The Lions haven't exactly lit up the scoreboard this season, but their passing game has had some big days, particularly wide receiver Roy Williams.
So the Dolphins' injury problems in the secondary don't come at a great time. Of course, it will help things tremendously if the Dolphins can put pressure on quarterback Jon Kitna, who has been inconsistent all season.
With the secondary really playing well the last few games, you really hope the injuries won't stop the momentum that has been built.