Detroit Lions injury report: Week 2 vs. Washington Commanders

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Here is the Friday injury report for the Detroit Lions heading into Sunday’s Week 2 game against the Washington Commanders.

The Detroit Lions will welcome a second straight NFC East team to Ford Field in Week 2, with the 1-0 Washington Commanders coming in. The Lions are a betting favorite for the first time since the 2020 season, at least for now as the spread has narrowed some since early in the week.

Friday of course brings the final injury report each week, and here’s how the Lions look ahead of Sunday’s Week 2 game.

Detroit Lions Week 2 injury report

C Frank Ragnow (groin/foot)-Out
RB D’Andre Swift (ankle)-Questionable
OG Jonah Jackson (finger)-Questionable
CB Amani Oruwariye (back)-Questionable
S Ifeatu Melifonwu (hamstring)-Questionable
OT Taylor Decker (calf)-No designation
DT Michael Brockers (knee)-No designation
LB Julian Okwara (hamstring)-No designation

Ragnow did not practice all week, as he added a foot injury to the groin injury that hobbled him last week. Evan Brown started 13 games last season when Ragnow was out with a turf toe injury which required surgery surgery, so the Lions are in solid hands there despite having to replace arguably their best offensive lineman.

Jackson and Oruwariye surfaced with injuries during the week, and based on not practicing on Friday both seem very questionable for Sunday.

If Jackson is out, Logan Stenberg (who started at right guard in Week 1) could move over to the left side with recent additions Drew Forbes and Kayode Awosika becoming options at right guard. Swing tackle Matt Nelson could also be in the guard mix.

Melifonwu has been practicing the last couple weeks after missing almost a month. It may be another week before he plays though.

On the positive side for the Lions, Decker and Brockers’ earlier maladies don’t appear to be an issue. Julian Okwara is set to make his season debut.

Swift’s fantasy owners will be watching Lions’ inactives closely Sunday morning, with him missing two practices and being listed as questionable. He has been adamant he will play, for what it’s worth.

For the Commanders, safety Kam Curl and guard Wes Schweitzer are listed as questionable.

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