“Freak” knee injury leaves Darius Slay doubtful for Eagles game

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles takes his 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions into a matchup with the Lions this Sunday and it looks like the Lions will be without one of their cornerbacks as they try to stop him and the Eagles’ winning streak.

Cornerback Darius Slay injured his knee during Thursday’s practice and missed Friday’s session while undergoing tests. He’s been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game and coach Jim Schwartz said the team is waiting to find out how long the corner will be out.

“He hurt his knee in practice yesterday and he’s still being evaluated,” Schwartz said, via the Detroit News. “We’ll just see where that takes us. It was sort of a freak thing.”

Slay started against the Packers in Week 13 because Chris Houston was out with a foot injury. Houston is listed as questionable for Sunday, but he’s practiced all week and is expected to return to the lineup this week. Jonte Green would move into a bigger role behind Houston and Rashean Mathis with Slay out of the lineup.

Running back Reggie Bush is also questionable after returning to practice on Friday. Bush had been sidelined by a calf injury the rest of the week.

21 responses to ““Freak” knee injury leaves Darius Slay doubtful for Eagles game

  1. You never know what Lions team is going to show up each week, and while they won big last week against Green Bay, they got beat up one week before that by the lowly Buccaneers. The Eagles have proven to be one of the toughest teams to beat as of late, so the Lions need to bring their A-game if they intend to make this a close contest. I suppose this goes for most teams facing Detroit, but I think that if the Eagles can keep Calvin somewhat in-check than this game will be theirs to win.

  2. There’s been one called back idiot. Watch the games. No one besides and eagle and Patrick Peterson have caught one of his balls

  3. Not good for passing game to shrimpy WR that rely on speed and one cut small RBs.

    Megatron, Joique Bell. Wash, rinse, repeat. 3 TDs between them is the over/under.

  4. Sigh. Not going to make a difference. Our secondary is pathetic and Slay is downright bad. Another Mayhew Second Round bust. Chris houston might give up 200 yards to DJax.

  5. Slay has had a pretty weak rookie season and has not been the impact player people hoped he’d be. In some ways him not playing is a bigger loss for the Eagles than the Lions.

    Should be a good game. Sunday is supposed to be in the 30s with light snow – doesn’t sound like the weather will be a factor.

    It’s going to come down to turnovers. If Detroit decides to stop handing the ball over to the other team, they should win this one handily. If not … they’ll be the cardiac Lions once again.

  6. @23rdusernameused have you even watched an Eagle’s game this year? Are you just labeling yourself an Eagle’s fan just to try to make our fan base look dumb or are you really but you have no clue what is happening during games? Besides him I can’t wait for Sunday. My guess is it’s going to become a high scoring game!

  7. Eagles fans are amusing. Beating Oakland, Washington, Green Bay wo Rodgers, and perennial doormat Az and now they are World beaters. Too funny. You’re going to the Super Bowl with the 32nd ranked pass defense? Delusional fan base.

  8. B&B will run hard and the Lions front four will be too much for the Beagles to handle. Go Detroit!!!

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