Training Camp Injury Update

Compared to the rest of the division, the Detroit Lions should consider themselves incredibly fortunate. Injury update inside, including quotes from Lions' head coach Steve Mariucci.

Compared to the rest of the division, the Detroit Lions should consider themselves incredibly fortunate.

After training camp officially closed earlier this week, the Lions enter the final two preseason contests with relatively few injuries. And, outside of a three-month hiatus delivered to fullback Cory Schlesinger, the team is healthy.

As opposed to a couple of their division rivals -- namely the Minnesota Vikings (Matt Birk) and Chicago Bears (*Insert Hallmark Card Here*) luck has been with the Lions.

On Thursday, the Detroit Lions kept defensive linemen James Hall (DE) and Shaun Rogers (DT) out of practice. Rogers is still recovering from a bruised shin, while Hall attempts to shrug off a nagging shoulder injury. Both players are listed as day-to-day and questionable for Monday's contest against St. Louis.

"We kept James Hall out of practice and Shaun Rogers," said Lions' head coach Steve Mariucci. "We gave them some conditioning and some rehab and some cardiovascular. They are day-to-day."

Mariucci is taking a "wait and see" approach before determining whether or not each could start.

Meanwhile, rookie linebacker Jonathan Goddard -- considered 'on the bubble' -- walked around Thursday with a cast accompanying his lower arm. Mariucci said the cast was necessary to immobilize it, but the team might attempt to play him regardless. Team physicians diagnosed Goddard with a light sprain.

Another bubble performer is running back Jamel White. Considered a strong acquisition at the time when the Lions signed him early in the off-season, the former Cleveland Brown has been nagged by a hamstring injury since the beginning of camp.

"Jamel White practiced. That is good," Mariucci said. "I hope he can play. He is a veteran guy who has played before and I would like to see him play if he can. It looked like his hamstring was doing alright."

White has yet to play in the preseason, and is facing difficult competition from Artose Pinner and veteran Shawn Bryson.

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