-- PR/KOR Eddie Drummond was taken off the field by motorized cart and left the locker room on crutches after injuring his right leg on a kickoff return in the Lions' 23-13 loss to Minnesota. Although the injury was given a preliminary diagnosis of a high ankle sprain, Drummond wasn't sure if it was an ankle or knee injury. Drummond came into the game as the NFC's No. 2 punt returner (17.0-yard average) and No. 10 kickoff returner (23.4-yard average).
-- CB Andre Goodman, who replaced Lions cornerback
Chris Cash in the starting lineup when Cash suffered a season-ending knee
injury, suffered a dislocated shoulder which might jeopardize his own season.
Goodman had the same injury in college and require surgery to repair the
-- WR Shawn Jefferson suffered a rib injury on his only
reception -- a six-yarder -- in the Lions' 23-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
He was unable to return to the game and his chances of playing Sunday at Denver
were not immediately known.
-- RG Ray Brown suffered a strained
left pectoral muscle and was unable to finish the game in the Lions' 23-13 loss
to Minnesota. Brown, who has started every game at RG for the Lions since they
signed him during the 2002 preseason, is uncertain for the game next Sunday at
-- QB Joey Harrington suffered through a second
consecutive three-interception game in the Lions' 23-13 loss Sunday to
Minnesota. Harrington, who started the season with four TD passes and a 116
passer rating in the opener against Arizona, was intercepted three times last
week by the Green Bay Packers and three by the Vikings. Harrington suffered a
dislocated forefinger on his right hand but had it put back in place and
continued playing against Minnesota.
-- RB Shawn Bryson had the
most productive rushing game of any Lions back in the first three games, gaining
49 yards on 17 carries for a modest 2.9 average in the 23-13 loss to Minnesota.
Bryson also had three catches for 19 yards.
-- WR Charles Rogers, the Lions' first-round draft pick, had his most productive day of the
season with six receptions for 54 yards in the 23-13 loss to Minnesota. Rogers'
18-yard reception was also his longest of the season.
Az-Zahir Hakim played his first game since suffering a dislocated hip last Nov.
17 against the New York Jets and had three receptiions for 16 yards in the
Lions' 23-13 loss to Minnesota. Hakim was also forced into punt and kickoff
return duty when Eddie Drummond was hurt. Hakim returned three punts for 44
yards but got no kickoffs he could field.
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