ALLEN PARK — On the day after the disappointing 17-14 loss to the Bills, the Lions were resolute about fixing the fundamentals. No panic in the locker room.
Coach Jim Caldwell was mum (as always) on the injury situation, but here’s what was learned on Monday:
— Joique Bell, who missed Sunday’s game with a concussion sustained on Sept. 28, said he’s feeling “normal” and has been since last week. “I’m feeling really good. Do I hope to play? I hope to play every week,’’ Bell said. It was the first game he’s missed in the NFL and while at Wayne State. He needs medical clearance to get back in action and said he’s not sure what that status is.
— Reggie Bush said his ankle is feeling good. “I’m going to prepare like I’m going to play Sunday. It’s day to day, I’m going to do everything I can to be on the field Sunday,’’ Bush said. He doesn’t know exactly how he injured the ankle because he said he didn’t notice it until he was getting ready for the next play. He wasn't able to finish the game.
— Joe Fauria, who has missed two games with a sprained ankle, is off crutches and out of the orthopedic boot. The tight end kindly referred all other medical questions to the coach.
— Calvin Johnson wasn’t available to talk to the media and Caldwell was not specific about his injury which the team reported during the game was an ankle injury. He first injured his right ankle on Sept. 21. “I thought about (sitting him) last week, just looking at him,’’ Caldwell said on Monday. “Certainly without being straightforward, I’m going to think about it again this week, strongly. So, we’ll see.”
The Lions (3-2) play at the Vikings (2-3) on Sunday.