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Injury list grows to 15; Calvin Johnson optimistic about ankle

ALLEN PARK — Wednesday’s injury report for the Lions is as lengthy as it has been with a few new injuries to report.

Nine Lions did not practice at all, while five had limited practice.

QB Matthew Stafford is listed on the report with a right forearm but had full participation in practice.

WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) didn’t practice but said, “Just trying to stay healthy.’’ In other words, expect him to play vs. Cowboys.

Safety Louis Delmas, who has played every game but has been nursing a hip pointer, is now listed with an abdomen injury.

LB Justin Durant is out with a concussion and S John Wendling with a knee.

WR Rashied Davis, who missed Sunday with a hamstring injury, has his right foot in a boot and will go to a specialist in South Carolina on Thursday to have it checked.

Rookie first-round pick Nick Fairley (foot), who practiced on a limited basis on Friday for the first time, did not go at all on Wednesday which isn’t a good sign for his progress.

Others who did not practice are CB Aaron Berry (groin), T Jason Fox (foot) and Kyle Vanden Bosch (rest).

Those who had limited participation were: DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), TE Brandon Pettigrew (shoulder), LB DeAndre Levy (knee), WR Maurice Stovall (hand) and CB Eric Wright (groin).

LB Isaiah Ekejiuba was placed on injured reserve so he’s done for the season. He said during Sunday’s game he had his left arm outstretched and got his shoulder popped from behind which caused a separation. On the turf the trainers slid it back into place but he wasn’t able to finish the game. He said it will take rest and rehab. It’s possible he could need surgery down the road.

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