Detroit Lions’ Aidan Hutchinson misses second practice: ‘I’ll be back soon’

Detroit Free Press

Aidan Hutchinson missed his second straight practice Thursday with a right thigh contusion, but the Detroit Lions rookie said he is feeling “good.”

“I’ll be back soon,” Hutchinson told the Free Press after practice.

Hutchinson, who declined to say if he expects to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, was injured in the second half of last week’s win over the Washington Commanders when he was kneed in the thigh during a goal line series. The No. 2 overall pick of April’s NFL draft, Hutchinson set a Lions rookie record with three sacks in the game.

He wore a compression sleeve on his right leg at practice Thursday, when he emerged from the Lions’ indoor facility with a trainer during individual period.

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Left guard Jonah Jackson missed his fourth straight practice with A right finger injury he suffered in practice last week, and could miss his second straight game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Jackson said he will update reporters on his injury Friday.

The Lions also practiced Thursday without defensive lineman John Cominsky, who is out indefinitely with a thumb injury, and safety Tracy Walker, whose wife is expecting a baby.

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Walker leads the Lions with 16 tackles through two games, while Hutchinson has a team-high three sacks.

Running back D’Andre Swift returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday to rest his sprained ankle.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

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