Hand, Walker Out Sunday For Lions; Stafford Among Eight Questionable

Detroit is banged up as it travels to Chicago.

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November 08, 2019 - 6:33 pm

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Da'Shawn Hand just can't catch a break. He missed the first six games of the season with an elbow injury, excelled in his debut against the Giants, then suffered an ankle injury last week against the Raiders. 

Now he's been ruled out for Sunday's game at the Bears. 

Safeties Tracy Walker and Miles Killebrew were also ruled out on Friday. Walker will miss his second game in a row with a knee injury, while Killebrew suffered a concussion Thursday in practice. 

Matthew Stafford, who was limited at practice this week due to the back injury he sustained against the Raiders, should play Sunday. He's listed as questionable, but he said on Wednesday he'll be "good to go." Stafford, who's also dealt with a hip injury for most of this season, said his latest ailment is not related to the back injury he suffered last year. 

Detroit's quarterback is one of eight players questionable for Sunday. Damon Harrison (groin/resting veteran) should be active, as well as A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) and guard Graham Glasgow (back), both of whom took part in a full practice Friday.

It's not as clear for defensive linemen Romeo Okwara (groin) and Mike Daniels (foot), guard Joe Dahl (ankle) and punter Sam Martin (core). Daniels, who hasn't played since Week 3, said Friday he's hungry to make up for lost time

"Now's the time," said Daniels, but his availability Sunday remains to be seen. 

Okwara, who was apparently injured in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday or Friday, which doesn't bode well for Sunday. 

Darius Slay (hamstring), Danny Amendola (hand) and cornerback Amani Oruwariye (knee) all practiced in full fashion this week and will be ready to go against the Bears.