Lions Suffer Several Key Injuries

The extent of the injuries are still pending, but during the Lions' 37-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Detroit suffered several setbacks when key players went down. Among the injured are veteran linebacker Brian Williams, free safety Brian Walker, and defensive end James Hall.

In their heartbreaking, 37-31 loss to Green Bay, the Detroit Lions suffered what appeared to be several key losses.

Veteran linebacker Brian Williams, playing in his second game this season after sitting out the opener against Miami, was taken off the field on a cart with an ankle injury. There is a possibility the ankle could be broken, which would likely force Williams to miss the remainder of the season.

Starting free safety Brian Walker, who got Detroit's only sack of the game against Green Bay's Brett Favre, was also carted off the field with a toe injury and did not return. Defensive end James Hall was injured and had to be helped from the field, opening up the way for second round pick Kalimba Edwards to get a shot. Edwards recorded a pass defense and a hurry of Green Bay's Brett Favre.

Kelvin Pritchett, who started the contest as a replacement for second-year defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, was also hurt and had to be helped from the field. He was replaced by Travis Kirschke, who left the game later in the second half with a deep gash into his left thigh.

It is too early to know which players will receive MRI's. will report the information as soon as possible.

Detroit continues to get disappointing performances from two veteran players in the defensive front who are being counted on to make an impact. Defensive end Robert Porcher went his third game without a sack although he did record two tackles, bat down a pass and recover a fumble. Fellow lineman, Luther Elliss, contributed just two tackles.

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