Grant's fate will be determined Saturday

Hamstring injury forces running back out of another practice; updated with injury report.

"No, no, no."

That was Ryan Grant's emphatic answer when asked if there was a chance he'd be held out of Sunday's Week 2 game at Detroit.

Grant, however, was held out of a second consecutive practice on Thursday. How Grant practices on Friday and feels on Saturday morning will determine whether the Packers' standout running back will be available for Sunday's game, coach Mike McCarthy said after practice.

"I don't feel like myself. I definitely wouldn't have got caught or cut back, I would have just outran them to the end zone," Grant said, alluding to his long run against Minnesota that he couldn't quite turn into a touchdown.

Grant has spent the last two days rehabbing the injury to "make sure I do everything in my power to make sure I'm good to go."

Grant was part of the "limited participation" category on the injury report for a second consecutive day as his hamstring recovers from Monday's season-opening victory against Minnesota. The hamstring kept Grant out of the first three preseason games, and he got his first carries since January against the Vikings.

The Lions play on a FieldTurf surface, so Friday's practice — on the same surface inside the Don Hutson Center — will be a good test for Grant.

Left tackle Chad Clifton (knees), defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee) and receiver Ruvell Martin (finger), who were limited participation on Wednesday, were full participation on Thursday.

Gbaja-Biamila, who missed much of training camp after offseason knee surgery, said he emerged from the Vikings game feeling good, beyond the usual day-after soreness. He said his 27 snaps — a number McCarthy has said he'd like to cut down — were his most in a "long time."

Martin confirmed he has a finger injury, not the broken hand said by McCarthy and picked up by a few media outlets.

Running back Brandon Jackson (concussion), who was held out of Wednesday's practice, worked out in a limited fashion on Thursday, and McCarthy expected Jackson would be cleared for Friday. With Grant and Jackson sidelined, Kregg Lumpkin carried the load for a second consecutive day.

Additions to the injury report were linebacker Brandon Chillar (back) and safety Aaron Rouse (ankle). Both were limited participation on Thursday.

Packers injury report

Did not participate: center Scott Wells (back), cornerback Charles Woodson (toe). Limited participation: safety Atari Bigby (bicep), linebacker Brandon Chillar (back), running back Ryan Grant (hamstring), running back Brandon Jackson (hamstring), safety Aaron Rouse (ankle). Full participation: tackle Chad Clifton (knees); defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee); wide receiver James Jones (knee); wide receiver Ruvell Martin (finger); safety Charlie Peprah (hamstring). Out: guard Josh Sitton (knee).

Lions injury report

Limited participation: linebacker Ernie Sims (ankle); quarterback Drew Stanton (ankle). Full participation: linebacker Paris Lenon.


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